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Date: 03/25/2019
Source: Guttmacher Institute
Type: In the News
Joint investment in modern contraception and maternal and newborn care would benefit women’s health New estimates published by the Guttmacher Institute reveal critical gaps in sexual and reproductive health services for women of reproductive age in Ethiopia. The data, published in two fact sheets, examine current needs for contraceptive services and maternal and newborn health care among women...
Date: 03/25/2019
Source: Guttmacher Institute
Type: In the News
A Comprehensive Approach Is Essential to Improve the Well-being of Young Women The ability to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights, including being able to decide when and whether to have children, is critical for the health and well-being of all women. Yet new data from the Guttmacher Institute show serious gaps in sexual and reproductive health services for adolescent women in...
Date: 03/12/2019
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
After decades of suffering some of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world, Mali has vowed to provide free healthcare for pregnant women and children under five in a “brave and bold” move to revamp its dismal healthcare system. Following a raft of reforms announced by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, free contraceptives will also be provided across the country as tens of...
Date: 03/12/2019
Source: Daily Nation
Type: In the News
The contraceptives prevalence rate among married women of reproductive age has risen from 53 percent in 2014 to 61 percent last year, according to new data from the Ministry of Health. The rise has seen Kenya surpass its 2020 target of 58 percent. Family planning services and programmes have important health, social, financial, environmental and economic benefits. Decades of research have shown...
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...
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