Evidence-based advocacy: showing what works

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

Through Countdown to 2015, FCI works with scientists, governments, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and fellow advocates to publish robust, objective data and analysis of the state of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) in the 75 highest-burden countries. With ...

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Promoting Female Condom Use Among Female University Students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Results of a Randomized Behavioral Trial

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

This study compared the efficacy of two approaches for promoting the use of female condoms. Female students at a South African university were randomized to either a single group session featuring information on female condoms (control, n = 149), or ...

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Realizing nurses’ full potential

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

Sheila Tlou tells Fiona Fleck about the innovative approaches to the HIV epidemic she helped to develop by blending her talents as professor of nursing, civil society activist and director of a theatre company. Q: What drew you to public ...

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Monitoring inequality: an emerging priority for health post-2015

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:37 am

The Millennium Development Goals focused on poverty and development and reducing inequalities between countries. Progress was monitored through national averages without adequate attention to within-country inequality. The post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDG) stress “leaving no one behind” – with goal ...

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PreventionNow: An Integration Agenda for Women, By Women

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:15 am

I wanted to share with you a brand new report launched yesterday by CHANGE and AVAC about integrating health services (and advocacy around integration) for women and girls, globally. The report is the product of a meeting held in Nairobi, ...

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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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Defeating AIDS— Advancing Global Health

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:19 am

The United Nations Joint Commission on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)–Lancet Commission is a multi-stakeholder entity established in May 2013 to investigate how the AIDS response could evolve in a new era of sustainable development. In this report, the Commission makes the following ...

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