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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A comparative analysis of national HIV policies in six African countries with generalized epidemics

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:27 am

Objective To compare national human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) policies influencing access to HIV testing and treatment services in six sub-Saharan African countries. Methods We reviewed HIV policies as part of a multi-country study on adult mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. A ...

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UNAIDS, Lancet: Take accelerated action on HIV treatment access, research and development, and address epidemic drivers, or risk rebound

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

An international commission of scientists and others involved in and affected by responses to the global HIV pandemic released findings from a two-year examination of what isn’t happening, but must, to end the worldwide public health threat of AIDS, with ...

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Report 9th Annual PopPov Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

In June 2015, the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) hosted its 9th Annual Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development, where researchers presented ongoing and completed research results which address important issues at the intersection of population, reproductive health ...

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Share-Net Operations Research Meeting 2015

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

Documents and resources from the Share-Net Operations Research Meeting 2015: – Presentation Simavi: Study on maternal health rights and accountability in Northern Malawi – Presentation Share-Net: Operational Research Meeting Publication files: PPT Data & Evidence 3 – presentation Danny de Vries Presentation ...

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Helping Babies Breathe: Lessons learned guiding the way forward

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Global Development Alliance (GDA) was established with the goal of achieving a significant reduction in neonatal morbidity and mortality through strengthening the performance of providers who prevent and manage newborn asphyxia in low-resource settings. The ...

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Women and Health: the key for sustainable development

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 6:19 am

Girls’ and women’s health is in transition and, although some aspects of it have improved substantially in the past few decades, there are still important unmet needs. Population ageing and transformations in the social determinants of health have increased the ...

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