Advance distribution of misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in South Sudan

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

Objective To determine if high uterotonic coverage can be achieved in South Sudan through a facility- and community-focused postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prevention program. Methods The program was implemented from October 2012 to March 2013. At health facilities, active management of ...

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Newborn health: Everybody’s business

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Abstract Despite advances in issue-attention and in evidence of what works to save newborn lives (e.g., kangaroo mother care, antenatal corticosteroids, immediate and exclusive breastfeeding), we are still falling short on impact. To advance the unfinished newborn survival agenda, newborns ...

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Knowledge and use of emergency contraception: A multicountry analysis

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:47 am

Globally, evidence on knowledge and use of emergency contraception from population-based data is limited, though such information would be helpful in increasing access to the method. We examined knowledge and use of emergency contraception in 45 countries using population-based survey ...

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Using mapping of service delivery sites to increase contraceptive availability in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:46 am

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) represents one of the greatest demographic challenges of our time. With a natural increase of 2.8% a year, the Sub- Saharan African country’s population of more than 69 million inhabitants will double by ...

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Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:20 am

FEMHealth announces the publication of a range of outputs related to their FEMHealth project. These are available in English and in French. FEMHealth is a research project on the role of fee exemption policies in reducing the financial barriers for delivery ...

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‘ICM-UNFPA Panel on the State of the World’s Midwifery Report (SOWMY) 2014’: meeting report

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:08 am

The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report was launched in Prague at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives. It brings a new analysis of midwifery services across the 75 Countdown countries that collectively represent more than 95% ...

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Share-Net Expert Meeting Report: Youth Friendly Health Services

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:00 am

This expert meeting on Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) was organised by Share-Net Netherlands, 3 July 2014, together with IS Academie (UvA), The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Rutgers WPF, STOP AIDS NOW!, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, Cordaid, PSI Europe. ...

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WOMEN AND GIRLS, HIV/AIDS AND CONFLICTS: Situation Analysis of 11 Selected Conflict and Post-conflict Countries in Africa

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:57 am

In 2008, the African Union Commission commissioned the first desk review on “Women and Girls, HIV/AIDS and Conflicts: Situation Analysis of 11 Selected Conflict and Post-Conflict Countries in Africa”. This second review assesses the progress made in the implementation of ...

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Share-Net Agenda Setting Report Bangladesh

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:12 am

This is a document prepared for Share-Net International, the Knowledge Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, for Bangladesh. The main Objective of this assignment is to identify strong partners and assess a SRHR agenda for the SRHR knowledge ...

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State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 – A Universal Pathway. A Woman’s right to health

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

Midwives are the unsung heroes of maternal and newborn health. They can prevent about two thirds of deaths among women and newborns. And midwives deliver much more than babies: They are the connective tissue for communities, helping women and girls ...

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