Category Archives: Maternal & Child Health

Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women

by Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen Malaria Journal,2018 17:211 – Published: 25 May 2018 11 pp. 1.1 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2360-z Malaria in pregnancy is a critical public health challenge, and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) has … Continue reading

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Effect of hygiene interventions on acute respiratory infections in childcare, school and domestic settings in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

bySarah L. McGuinness, S. Fiona Barker, Joanne O’Toole et al. Tropical Medicine & International Health – online: 25 May 2018 23 pp. 1.1 MB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/tmi.13080 Evidence suggests that hand hygiene interventions delivered in childcare, school and domestic settings can reduce … Continue reading

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Care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation

A clinical handbook by Christina Pallitto, Karin Stein, Lale Say et al. World Health Organization, 2018 458 pp. 6.2 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272429/9789241513913-eng.pdf?ua=1 This handbook is for health care providers involved in the care of girls and women who have been subjected … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in the Public Sector in Mozambique and Tanzania

by Estrella Alcalde, Katia Amado, Claire Cole et al. Pathfinder International Technical Brief, May 2017 12 pp. 1.6 MB http://www.population.gov.za/index.php/documents/send/173-youth-friendly- services/817-mainstreaming-youth-friendly-sexual-reproductive-health-services-in-the- public-sector-in-mozambique-tanzania Emerging global guidance suggests that, to reach youth in a sustainable and scalable way, youth-friendly services must be … Continue reading

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COORDINATE, INTEGRATE, INVEST: How joint child health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions can deliver for your country’s future

WaterAid and PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease (Defeat DD) Initiative, 2018 12 pp. 759 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WA_PATH_Coordinate%20Integ rate%20Invest_EN.pdf Combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with routine childhood vaccinations and nutrition support could potentially save the lives of as many … Continue reading

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Overcoming Family Planning Challenges in Africa: Toward Meeting Unmet Need and Scaling Up Service Delivery

by Andrzej Kulczycki African Journal of Reproductive Health, March 2018; 22 (1):9 11 pp. 577 kB https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/download/169831/159272 Unmet need refers to the percentage of sexually active, fecund women who want no more children or to postpone having their next child, … Continue reading

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Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

by Susan Brink Goats and Soda, April 25, 2018 Read online at: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/04/25/605741439/giving-antibiotics- to-healthy-kids-in-poor-countries-good-idea-or-bad-idea What if a simple intervention could save tens of thousands of those children? Seems like a no-brainer — unless the method used to save them puts … Continue reading

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Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Jeremy D. Keenan, Robin L. Bailey, Sheila K. West et al. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:1583-1592, April 26, 2018 10 pp. 318 kB https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1715474 The authors hypothesized that mass distribution of a broad-spectrum antibiotic agent to preschool children … Continue reading

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Impact of drinking water, sanitation and handwashing with soap on childhood diarrhoeal disease: updated meta-analysis and meta-regression

by Jennyfer Wolf, Paul R. Hunter, Matthew C. Freeman et al. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 23, No 5, pp 508–525, May 2018 18 pp. 465 kB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/tmi.13051 Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene are protective against diarrhoeal disease; … Continue reading

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Protecting the promise of a generation: Education for refugees and the forcibly displaced

by Giulia McPherson Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Published on 16 April 2018 12 pp. 4.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ProtectingThePromiseofaGeneration.pdf Jesuit Refugee Service released a report calling on policy/decision-makers to make education a priority in response to refugees. The response to Syrian refugees in … Continue reading

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