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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...
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: 12/21/2018
Source: WHO
Type: In the News
The humanitarian emergency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is one of three around the world where a Dutch Government funded pilot project is taking place, targeting the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of forcibly displaced women and girls. Bangladesh is sheltering nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees who have crossed over from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar and are living in camps there. A 2-day SRH...
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