Counselling for maternal and newborn health care: a handbook for building skills

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

Overview The main aim of this MNH Counselling Handbook is to strengthen counselling and communication skills of health providers including skilled birth attendants, helping them to effectively discuss with women, their husbands/partners and families and communities the important issues surrounding ...

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Voices against violence: handbook for group leaders.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

The activities in this curriculum have been developed for Girl Guides and Girl Scout groups, youth organizations, schools and other groups to use. This curriculum provides knowledge, skills and opportunities to change attitudes and to help stop the violence against ...

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Improving the health of women and adolescents: an unfinished agenda

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

This paper examines progress in the areas of women’s health and mortality that were at the centre of the ICPD Programme of Action, including reproductive and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. It then turns to other issues in women’s health over ...

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POLICY CHECKLIST: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILY PLANNING POLICIES

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:24 am

This policy brief checklist, developed by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project, draws from lessons learned and best practices in moving from policy to action. It is meant to provide guidance to stakeholders on how the policy environment can be used ...

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Women’s empowerment and contraceptive use: The role of independent versus couples’ decision making, from a low-middle income country perspective

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

Introduction: There is little available evidence of associations between the various dimensions of women’s empowerment and contraceptive use having been examined – and of how these associations are mediated by women’s socio-economic and demographic statuses. We assessed these phenomena in ...

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Women’s perceptions of effects of war on intimate partner violence and gender roles in two post-conflict West African countries

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

Background: The aim of this paper is to explore women’s perceptions of the causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in West Africa, and the ways in which they understand these causes to interact with the experiences of war. Methods: The ...

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Data Watch: Closing a Persistent Gap in the AIDS Response

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:45 am

A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made ...

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Measuring Success Toolkit: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:40 am

This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important M&E-related resources. Basic introductions are provided throughout the toolkit, as ...

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Handbook for Religious and Cultural Leaders Engaging Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

This publication from FEMNET is part a behaviour change communication tool intended to expand the engagement of men in religious and cultural institutions to reach out to their communities to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation – FGM in Meru and Tharaka. ...

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Men’s Attitudes on Gender Equality and Their Contraceptive Use in Uttar Pradesh India

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

The Reproductive Health journal recently published an article entitled “Men’s attitudes on gender equality and their contraceptive use in Uttar Pradesh India” by Anurag Mishra et al. The article uses baseline data collected by the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) ...

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