Association between maternal age at childbirth and child and adult outcomes in the offspring: a prospective study in five low-income and middle-income countries (COHORTS collaboration)

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 6:03 am

Background Both young and advanced maternal age is associated with adverse birth and child outcomes. Few studies have examined these associations in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) and none have studied adult outcomes in the offspring. We aimed to examine ...

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A practical guide for engaging with mobile operators in mHealth for RMNCH

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:28 am

Awareness is growing of the ways in which mobile health (mHealth) innovations can catalyse the implementation of proven health interventions that target health systems, health facilities, health workers and clients. The World Health Organization (WHO) has played a leading role ...

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Quality of care for pregnant women and newborns—the WHO vision

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 6:21 am

In 2015, as we review progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), despite significant progress in reduction of mortality, we still have unacceptably high numbers of maternal and newborn deaths globally. Efforts over the past decade to reduce adverse outcomes for ...

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Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: Exploring strategies used by research organisations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is committed to investing in research to combat poverty, reduce high mortality and morbidity in resource poor contexts and support progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Research helps us to identify what ...

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Access to Emergency Contraception and Safe Abortion Services for Survivors of Rape: A Review of Policies, Programmes and Country Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:58 am

Executive Summary: This study examined how pregnancy prevention and management services (specifically, the provision of emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling, and termination or referral for termination of pregnancy services) feature within post-rape care (PRC) services in sub-Saharan Africa. Guidance ...

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SWOT analysis of program design and implementation: a case study on the reduction of maternal mortality in Afghanistan

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:55 am

This case study analyzes the design and implementation of the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Afghanistan by synthesizing the literature with a focus on maternal health services. The authors are a group of graduate students in the Brandeis ...

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Men’s Knowledge of Obstetric Danger Signs, Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Rural Tanzania

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:52 am

Men’s involvement in reproductive health is recommended. Their involvement in antenatal care service is identified as important in maternal health. Awareness of obstetric danger signs facilitates men in making a joint decision with their partners regarding accessing antenatal and delivery ...

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What shapes research impact on policy? Understanding research uptake in sexual and reproductive health policy processes in resource poor contexts

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 6:42 am

Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration of conceptual issues of what determines research impact and policy change. There are also a range of methodological issues relating to the question of attribution and ...

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Marital status and abortion among young women in Rupandehi, Nepal

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:37 am

Background: Despite liberalization of the Nepal abortion law, young women continue to experience barriers to safe abortion services. We hypothesize that marital status may differentially impact such barriers, given the societal context of Nepal. Methods: We evaluated differences in reproductive ...

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Lack of Sexual Minorities’ Rights as a Barrier to HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in Asia: A Systematic Review

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:33 am

The authors of this study developed a tool, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Human Rights Index, to assess the relationship between human rights for sexual minorities in Asian countries and indicators of HIV prevention among men who have ...

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