by Sanjay K. Mohanty and Anshul Kastor Health Economics Review, 2017 7:31 – Published: 18 September 2017 15 pp. 730 kB https://healtheconomicsreview.springeropen.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s13561-017-0167-1? site=healtheconomicsreview.springeropen.com The National Health Mission (NHM), one of the largest publicly funded maternal health programs worldwide was initiated … Continue reading

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New Findings on Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Synthesis of Recent Work Conducted by the International Center for Research on Women

by Suzanne Petroni, Mara Steinhaus, Natacha Stevanovic Fenn et al. Annals of Global Health (2017), http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2017.09.001 28 pp. 1.0 MB http://www.annalsofglobalhealth.org/article/S2214-9996(17)30646-X/pdf Despite increasing global attention and commitments by countries to end the harmful practice of child marriage, each year, … Continue reading

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Harrowing Journeys: Children and youth on the move across the Mediterranean Sea, at risk of trafficking and exploitation

by Jan Beise, Helena Cruz Castanheira, Anna Grojec et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), September 2017 64 pp. 6.4 MB https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Harrowing_Journeys_Children_and_youth_o n_the_move_across_the_Mediterranean.pdf This joint report from UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration … Continue reading

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Understanding Menstrual Hygiene Management & Human Rights

Human Rights Watch and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) United, 2017 28 pp. 3.4 MB https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/news_attachments/mhm_practitioner_guide_w eb.pdf This document sets out how the biological fact of menstruation, the necessity of managing menstruation, and society’s response to both is linked with … Continue reading

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Women’s education, infant and child mortality, and fertility decline in rural and urban sub-Saharan Africa

by David Shapiro, Michel Tenikue Demographic Research, Vol. 37, Article 21, pp. 669-708; Published 13 September 2017 42 pp. 715 kB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol37/21/37-21.pdf The principal question that the paper addresses is: How much have increased women’s schooling and reduced mortality contributed … Continue reading

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Implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist: lessons from a global collaboration

by WRG Perry, S Bagheri Nejad, K Tuomisto et al. BMJ Global Health, 2017;2:e000241 – Published 19 August 2017 8 pp. 407 kB http://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/2/3/e000241.full.pdf The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) was developed to ensure the delivery of essential maternal and … Continue reading

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Barriers and enablers of kangaroo mother care implementation from a health systems perspective: a systematic review

by Grace Chan, Ilana Bergelson, Emily R. Smith et al. Health Policy and Planning – Published: 24 August 2017 10 pp. 242 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx098/19598679/czx098.pdf Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is an evidence-based intervention that reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, … Continue reading

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Training of community health workers: Cervical cancer screening and management of cervical pre-cancers

by Lakhbir Dhaliwal, Vanita Suri, Reshmi Bagga et al. World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 92 pp. 12.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258746/1/9789290225515-eng.pdf The training manual is designed to assist in building capacity of community health workers (CHWs) in … Continue reading

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Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory tract infections in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

by GBD 2015 Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRI) Collaborators Lancet Infect Dis 2017 – Published: 23 August 2017 29 pp. 22.5 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(17)30396-1.pdf Lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs) are the leading infectious cause of death and the fifth-leading cause of … Continue reading

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Khutbah and Sermon Guides on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, 2017 39 pp. 16.9 MB https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2017.3.9_khutbah-guide_web_tagged.pdf 39 pp. 1.2 MB https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2017.3.9_sermon-guide_web_tagged.pdf These khutbah and sermon guides were developed to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their … Continue reading

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