Category Archives: Maternal & Child Health

The importance of vitamin D in maternal and child health: a global perspective

by M Fiscaletti, P Stewart and CF Munns Public Health Reviews, 2017 38:19 17 pp. 832 kB https://publichealthreviews.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40985-017-0066-3 25-hydroxy vitamin D deficiency (VDD) remains an important global public health concern, and an important differentiation must be made between the impact … Continue reading

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A Global Structural Examination of Quality and Rights

QUEST (Quality Upheld, Every Service, Every Time), 2018 32 pp. 1.6 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Quest-Synthesis-March-2018.pdf A woman receives high-quality care when she can choose from the full range of contraceptive options that fit her needs, and when the information she receives is … Continue reading

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Sustainable Survival for adolescents living with HIV: do SDG‐aligned provisions reduce potential mortality risk?

by Lucie Cluver, Marija Pantelic, Mark Orkin et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2018, 21(S1):e25056 – First published: 27 February 2018 6 pp. 135 kB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jia2.25056 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a groundbreaking global development agenda to … Continue reading

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She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming

by Rita Nehme and Nathaly Spilotros International Rescue Committee (IRC), 2018 6 pp. 4.0 MB https://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/document/2595/packardasrh20180321.pdf Young people, particularly girls, encounter significant barriers to accessing quality health care, including provider bias, age restrictions or stigmatization when seeking services, and concerns … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Policy in Focus: “Women at work: addressing the gaps”

Vol. 15, Issue No. 1, April 2018 The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 52 pp. 11.3 MB http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/eng/PIF40_Women_at_work_addressing_the_gaps.pdf This publication addresses a crucial aspect of women’s economic empowerment: labour market participation. Not all kinds of work entail positive outcomes … Continue reading

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The Blossoming of Contraceptive Implant Use in Africa

by Roy Jacobstein Global Health: Science and Practice March 2018, GHSP-D-17-00396 23 pp. 859 kB http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/ghsp/early/2018/03/20/GHSP-D-17-00396.full.pdf Contraceptive implant use is rising rapidly, substantially, and equitably in many sub-Saharan African countries, across almost all sociodemographic categories. Gains in implant use have … Continue reading

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Global child and adolescent mental health: The orphan of development assistance for health

by Chunling Lu, Zhihui Li, Vikram Patel PLoS Med 15(3): e1002524 – Published: March 9, 2018 12 pp. 1.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002524&type=printable One-quarter of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for mental disorders and substance abuse is borne by those 24 years … Continue reading

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Impact of Four Years of Annual Mass Drug Administration on Prevalence and Intensity of Schistosomiasis among Primary and High School Children in Western Kenya: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study

by Bernard O. Abudho, Eric M. Ndombi, Bernard Guya et al. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Available online: 12 March 2018 17 pp. 382 kB http://www.ajtmh.org/deliver/fulltext/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0908/tpmd170908.pdf? itemId=/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17- 0908&mimeType=pdf&containerItemId=content/astmh Schistosomiasis remains a major public health problem in … Continue reading

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Levels and Trends in Child Malnutrition

by Chika Hayashi, Julia Krasevec, Richard Kumapley et al. United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization and World Bank Group, May 2017 16 pp. 3.9 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/JME-2017-brochure-1.pdf In May 2017, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank Group released the 2017 … Continue reading

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Progress for every child in the SDG Era

Editors Anna Grojec, Erin Tettensor, Catherine Rutgers et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), March 2018 104 pp. 20.8 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp- content/uploads/2018/03/Progress_for_Every_Child_in_the_SDG_Era_final.pdf Early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals confirms an alarming lack of data in 64 … Continue reading

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