Use of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:25 am

Twelve studies were included in this review. 11 used quantitative methods and one used a mixed methods approach. All studies included married adolescent women only. Women with lower educational levels are less likely to seek skilled maternal health services than ...

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Critical Maternal Health Knowledge Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Post-2015: Researchers’ Perspectives

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:25 am

The Maternal Health Task Force is pleased to share a new addition to the Women and Health Initiative Working Paper series: Critical Maternal Health Knowledge Gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Post-2015: Researchers’ Perspectives. This paper, the result of ...

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Turning Promises Into Progress: Gender Equality And Rights For Women And Girls – Lessons Learnt And Actions Needed

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

2015 represents an important moment for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. It is twenty years since the landmark Beijing Conference on Women and fifteen years since the ground-breaking United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace ...

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Addressing unmet need by expanding access to safe second trimester medical abortion services in Ethiopia, 2010 − 2014

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:21 am

Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates (MMR) in the world (676 per 100 000) [1], to which unsafe abortion contributes significantly [2]. To decrease the MMR, the Ethiopian abortion law was liberalized in 2005 and the Ministry ...

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Good clinical outcomes from a 7-year holistic programme of fistula repair in Guinea

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:19 am

Abstract Objectives Female genital fistula remains a public health concern in developing countries. From January 2007 to September 2013, the Fistula Care project, managed by EngenderHealth in partnership with the Ministry of Health and supported by USAID, integrated fistula repair ...

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Global State of Harm Reduction 2014

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

Harm Reduction International is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the Global State of Harm Reduction. View the data with our interactive Global State of Harm Reduction e-tool. In 2008, Harm Reduction International released the Global ...

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Measuring Client Experiences in Maternity Care under Change: Development of a Questionnaire Based on the WHO Responsiveness Model

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:54 am

Abstract Background Maternity care is an integrated care process, which consists of different services, involves different professionals and covers different time windows. To measure performance of maternity care based on clients’ experiences, we developed and validated a questionnaire. Methods and ...

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Countdown to 2015 and beyond: fulfilling the health agenda for women and children

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:36 am

The end of 2015 will signal the end of the Millennium Development Goal era, when the world can take stock of what has been achieved. The Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival (Countdown) has focused its 2014 ...

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Global Public Health: Special Issue: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the next decades: What’s been achieved? What lies ahead?

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:21 am

This Global Public Health Special Issue ‘SRHR for the next decades: What’s been achieved? What lies ahead? ’ assesses progress 20 years after the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established the sexual and reproductive health and ...

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BRIDGE: Gender and Food Security Cutting Edge Pack

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:27 am

In this pack, BRIDGE makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to ...

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