Report of the symposium Sexual and Reproductive Health in Fragile Environments – KIT

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

Over half of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in around 50 countries categorized as fragile states. Fragile states have some of the worst health statistics in the world, especially with regard to the health of women and children. ...

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SRH of young people in Asia and the Pacific – UNFPA

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 10:44 am

This wide-ranging report reviews the status of young people’s sexual and reproductive health in 32 countries across Asia and the Pacific — focusing on the impact of existing policies and programmes, and showcasing best practices in the region.While progress has ...

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Girlhood, Not Motherhood – UNFPA

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 3:17 am

When a girl becomes pregnant, her present and future change radically, and rarely for the better. Pregnancy before a girl is physically, developmentally and socially ready jeopardizes her right to a safe, successful transition into adulthood. This publication presents strategic ...

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Onward to 2030: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a new roadmap to improve the lives of people throughout the world over the next 15 years. Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights issues are currently featured on the SDG agenda, but opportunities ...

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Ending preventable stillbirths. An Executive Summary for The Lancet’s Series

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:07 am

Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. ...

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Ending preventable stillbirths. An Executive Summary for The Lancet’s Series

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 4:40 am

Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. ...

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“I was on the way to the hospital but delivered in the bush”: Maternal health in Ghana’s Upper West Region in the context of a traditional birth attendants’ ban

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 148, January 2016, Pages 8–17 Highlights The ban of TBAs in resource poor settings may be counterproductive. Policies banning TBAs may need revisiting in skilled worker deprived contexts. Women in remote locations expressed relevance of TBAs ...

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Migrant maternity in an era of superdiversity: New migrants’ access to, and experience of, antenatal care in the West Midlands, UK

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 148, January 2016, Pages 152–159 Highlights Migrants in the West Midlands receive less antenatal care than the general population. Immigration status rather than ethnicity is a key factor in determining access. Structural barriers mean some migrants ...

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Child Marriage Legislation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 4:59 am

The Review of Faith & International Affairs. Volume 13, Issue 3, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/15570274.2015.1075759 Child marriage is a human rights violation that robs a girl of her childhood, puts her health, growth, and development at risk, disrupts her education, limits her opportunities for empowerment and ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00207-6 Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that also has very poor perinatal outcomes. We aimed ...

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