App to help women identify abusive relationships comes to Africa

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A smartphone app to help women identify if they are in an abusive relationship and safely leave will be launched in some African countries next year, its developer said.   Myplan – an app developed ...

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The second European Chemsex Forum, recently held in Berlin, highlighted how the perspectives of activists and health professionals working on the issue have changed

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:28 pm

When the first forum took place two years ago in London, most of the discussion was about the drugs that gay men were taking, the impact of potent drug combinations on the body and the brain, and whether a harm ...

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Mothers too young: Understanding the patterns of child marriage, early union and teen pregnancy in Southeast Asia

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm

As rain patters away on a flimsy tin roof in Alieu, in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste, baby Afeena lies sleeping. On the shanty walls, pieces of cardboard are tacked up to give warmth, while across a window a piece ...

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Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm

HIV is not only driven by gender inequality, but it also entrenches gender inequality, leaving women more vulnerable to its impact. Providing sexual and reproductive health interventions for women living with HIV that are grounded in principles of gender equality ...

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Where have all the children gone? High HIV prevalence in infants attending nutrition and inpatient entry points

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Despite notable progress towards PMTCT, only 50% of HIV‐exposed infants in sub‐Saharan Africa were tested within the first 2 months of life and only 30% of HIV‐infected infants are on antiretroviral treatment. This study assessed HIV prevalence in infants and children ...

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Press release: UN Commission on the Status of Women delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 9:24 am

The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights concluded today in New York with the strong commitment by UN Member States to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Coming on the heels ...

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Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Guidelines for health and psychosocial service providers in humanitarian settings

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 12:26 pm

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have dedicated resources toward developing a program model of care1 and guidelines for implementing ...

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Improving the Measurement of Fertility Regulation Practices: Findings from Qualitative Research in Ghana

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 9:14 am

According to Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data, highly educated urban women in some West African countries simultaneously have low rates of both contraceptive use and fertility—suggesting that the DHS may not be capturing a complete picture of women’s contraceptive ...

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Research Blog: Access to information on sexual reproductive health amongst young women in Mara region, Tanzania

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

By Anastasia Pirvu Thanks to the Sustainable Humanities Fund from Leiden University I had the chance to conduct a field study for five weeks in Tanzania. The research focused on identifying information flows related to public health used by young women ...

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When she needs it most: Access to supplies in Humanitarian settings

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 7:13 am

More than 32 million women and girls of reproductive age worldwide require humanitarian assistance. Women and girls affected by conflict and disasters are at increased risk of unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and maternal morbidity and mortality, making their need and ...

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