Countdown to 2015 – Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:14 am

At the dawn of this new century, the countries of the world agreed on a set of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—ambitious and inspired statements of our global commitment to end extreme poverty and meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Improving women’s and children’s health ...

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Initial scoping mission of sexual and reproductive health and rights networks and organizations for Share-Net international: Report visit to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:48 am

The short scoping mission to the Royal Netherlands Embassies in  Bangladesh aimed at informing the process of selecting and identifying a knowledge network or organization in the field of SRHR that can operate as Share-Net Bangladesh. In the coming months ...

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Guide Making Your Health Services Youth-Friendly

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

The guide provides an overview of the global need for youth-friendly service provision and key recommenda­tions for developing/strengthening SRH services so that providers are better able to engage and retain young people in care. All of the information found in ...

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Addressing Sexual Violence in and beyond the ‘Warzone’

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Conflict-related sexual violence remains pervasive across the globe, and its widespread use has been reported in Rwanda, Liberia, Northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. As world leaders prepare to gather in London for the Global ...

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Literature Review on Sexuality and Poverty

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

This review of the evidence on sexuality and poverty is undertaken by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) as part of a larger Accountable Grant from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). DFID is increasingly interested in understanding ...

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Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

The RESPOND Project is pleased to announce the publication of Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services. A compilation of the most current and relevant resources on the integration ...

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Reasons Married Women in Developing Nation Who Wish to Avoid Pregnancy Do Not Use Contraceptives

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

Increasing women’s access to modern contraceptive methods alone will not satisfy their unmet need for contraception, according to “Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse Among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries,” a new study byGilda Sedgh and Rubina Hussain ...

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DFID Research: helping women to protect themselves against HIV

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

In August last year the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) received a £15 million award, from the Department for International Development, to be spread over 5 years. The fund was designed to create new HIV prevention technologies and multipurpose prevention ...

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‘Big Push’ To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Uganda And Zambia Enhanced Health Systems But Lacked A Sustainability Plan

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

In the past decade, “big push” global health initiatives financed by international donors have aimed to rapidly reach ambitious health targets in low-income countries. The health system impacts of these efforts are infrequently assessed. Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a ...

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Unmet Need for Contraception: Issues and Challenges

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

Unmet need for contraception has been a central indicator for monitoring the progress of family planning programs for 25 years. The purpose of this article is to provide a broad context for the more focused contributions that follow in this ...

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