resources / Share-Net Ethiopia

Research brief: Effective Modalities to Improve Pregnant Womens Compliance to the Daily Prenatal Iron-Folic Acid (IFA) Supplementation

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A Short Research brief, written in Amharic on Effective Modalities to improve pregnant women’s compliance to daily prenatal Iron-Folic Acid (IFA) Supplementation. Read the report in Amharic here.

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resources / The Lancet

Every challenge is here: Fistula in Ethiopia

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In 1958, obstetrician and gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin and her husband—also a doctor—answered an advertisement inThe Lancet to set up a midwifery school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Within days of arriving, the Australian couple saw obstetric fistula cases for the first time. An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is […]

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resources / Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

A qualitative inquiry into pregnant women’s perceptions of respectful maternity care during childbirth in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria

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Abstract: Women’s perceptions of respectful maternity care (RMC) are critical to its definition and measurement globally. We evaluated these in relation to globally defined RMC norms. We conducted a descriptive study involving eight focus group discussions with 50 pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at one primary and one secondary health facility each in the North-west […]

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Policy Brief: Shared Decision Making for Respectful Maternal Care: The case for Egypt


“Every woman has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, including the right to dignified, respectful health care throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and the right to be free from violence and discrimination.” This brief highlights latest global and local evidence on Obstetric violence, informed and shared decision making, respectful and patient-centered care in […]

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