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Date: 03/05/2019
Type: In the News
A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn mortality at participating hospitals, according to a new study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The $55-million initiative, known as Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS), was...
Date: 03/05/2019
Source: AfricaNews.com
Type: In the News
The preacher Malama Ouani may seem like an unlikely advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She teaches women about Islam and family welfare during study groups, known as “madrassas,” in her conservative community in southern Niger. But her lessons explore aspects of family that are seldom discussed in religious circles – including domestic violence, family planning and visits to...
Date: 02/26/2019
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Type: In the News
Note: MS ladies are trained health extension workers. Nigeria committed to task shifting to FP2020 and through their Family Planning Blueprint for 2014–2018, which included a roadmap for training Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) on implants insertion/removal. The Rapid Response Mechanism supported the process through two grants. Three times a week, Aishatu Abdullahi slips on a flowy...
Date: 12/04/2018
Source: Salon
Type: In the News
In October, not just one but two high-level reports on climate change warned that the world’s nations are falling short of what’s needed to keep the Earth from overheating dangerously — to the point that it’s time to literally pull carbon dioxide out of the air on a massive scale. Neither report, however, mentioned an opportunity that could help both to constrain emissions and to scrub out some...
Date: 11/23/2018
Source: Bhekisisa
Type: In the News
For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s conversations with her patients followed a script.  Had they used contraceptives before? Did they want more children? What contraceptive did they plan on using after delivery and why?  “Depending on what a woman said, you would advise, you know, ‘that’s not such a great idea, have you thought about this’, ‘maybe this one would be a better...
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