Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes With Sex Workers: Practical Approaches From Collaborative Interventions

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:10 am

This tool offers practical advice on implementing HIV and STI programmes for and with sex workers. Topics covered include approaches and principles to building programmes that are led by the sex worker community, how to implement the recommended condom and ...

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Health Worker Roles in safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:33 am

WHO’s new guideline help to ensure equitable access to health-care 29 July 2015: Around 22 million unsafe abortions are estimated to take place worldwide each year, almost all in low- and middle-income countries. Adolescent girls and those who are poor, ...

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Gender, SRHR and the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

The process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda was unleashed upon the world in early 2013. In order to create an ambitious new global development agenda— which will influence national development strategies, global discourse, and purportedly, to be so transformational ...

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Perceptions of Community Members and Healthcare Workers on Male Involvement in Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission Services in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

Involving male partners of pregnant women accessing PMTCT programs has the potential to improve health outcomes for women and children. This study explored community members’ (men and women) and healthcare workers’ perceptions of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child ...

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Adolescent Women’s Need for and Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Developing Countries

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:12 am

This Fact Sheet was published by the Guttmacher Institute in August 2015. The data are drawn from Woog V et al., Adolescent Women’s Need for and Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Developing Countries, which draws on national ...

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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:06 am

The global mobilization behind the Millennium Development Goals has produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history. The landmark commitment entered into by world leaders in the year 2000—to “spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children ...

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Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 7:31 am

This report produced by the Academy of Science of South Africa examines the extent to which science supports arguments that proponents of laws criminalising sexual and gender diversity make. It draws on recent scientific evidence and systematic reviews to provide ...

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Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 7:23 am

This report produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) demonstrates the relationship between sexual health, human rights and the law. Drawing from a review of public health evidence and extensive research into human rights law at international, regional and national ...

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Critical maternal health knowledge gaps in low- and middle-income countries for the post-2015 era

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:36 am

Effective interventions to promote maternal health and address obstetric complications exist, however 800 women die every day during pregnancy and childbirth from largely preventable causes and more than 90 % of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries ...

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Mental Health: The Missing Piece in Maternal Health Series

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:30 am

How do we talk about mental illness in pregnancy? Well, we don’t. Not that we don’t know about it at all; pregnancy-related mental illness, for the most part, is well-recognised culturally. But it’s not what mothers talk about while they ...

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