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Large Price Premiums for Unprotected Sex Among Female Sex Workers in Kenya: A Potential…

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How did Zika rise so quickly to the top of the global health policy agenda?

The World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015. Since then, transmission was identified in 18 countries Read More

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News Outlets Continue To Report On Health Affairs Study Showing U.S. Funding For Abstinence…

Newsweek: Unsurprisingly, Study Shows Promoting Abstinence Doesn’t Prevent HIV Transmission “…A study published May 2 in Health Affairs provides ample evidence that [abstinence promotion] programs are not effective for changing sexual behavior or reducing rates of HIV transmission and unwanted pregnancies. This study is based on data for 500,000 people in 22 different countries, some…More


Blog Post Explores Factors Influencing Family Reproductive Decisions In Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: The complex factors involved in family fertility decisions Anne Bakilana, senior economist for health, and Rifat Hasan, health specialist, both at the World Bank, discuss various factors that influence family reproductive decisions in sub-Saharan Africa, including personal desire and social norms, child mortality rates, knowledge about available family planning options, and…More


Amid Zika, Political Debates Address Abortion, Women’s Health

NPR: Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics? “…[Zika] has been directly linked to a birth defect that results in an abnormally small head and brain damage. In Latin America, where many countries have strict bans on abortion, some citizens and government officials are asking whether such bans should be…More


Increased Access To Midwives Could Curb Maternal, Newborn Mortality In Nigeria, Women’s…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Invest in “army of midwives” to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeria “Investing in an ‘army of midwives’ across Nigeria will cut the number of stillbirths and women dying during or after giving birth, a leading women’s rights activist said ahead of the West African nation’s first global conference on midwifery. ……More


El Salvador Struggles To Curb High Rates Of Teenage Pregnancy, Health Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Incest, lack of sex education drive teen pregnancies in El Salvador “Rape at the hands of relatives and a lack of sex education are driving pregnancies among girls in El Salvador, which is struggling to stem one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Latin America, according to a top health…More


Wilson Center Event Examines Progress In, Priorities For Maternal, Newborn Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: After Mexico City and Before Copenhagen: Keeping Our Promise to Mothers and Newborns Haodan “Heather” Chen, an intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, recaps an April 13 Wilson Center event during which panelists reviewed progress in maternal and newborn health…More


Markets Matter: experts share why well-functioning markets are essential for global health

Even the most effective health products cannot save lives or improve health if they do not reach the people who want and need them. That is why markets—the systems, structures and institutions that facilitate the buying and selling of health products—matter. When markets function well and are healthy, then well‐designed, quality-assured, and affordable health products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;


Markets Matter: experts share why strong markets are essential for global health

Even the most effective health products cannot save lives or improve health if they do not reach the people who want and need them. That is why markets—the systems, structures and institutions that facilitate the buying and selling of health products—matter. When markets function well and are healthy, then well‐designed, quality-assured, and affordable health products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;


New York Times Features Photo Essay On Maternal Health Care In Sierra Leone After Ebola

New York Times: How Ebola Destroyed Maternal Health Gains in Sierra Leone “…[Sierra Leone] is still reeling from the effects of the Ebola outbreak, which has crippled its health care system. Monique Jaques, an American photographer who traveled to Sierra Leone late last year to photograph Ebola’s aftermath for a broader project on maternal health…More


News in the Humanosphere: A step forward for women’s rights in Iran

The president of Iran has congratulated voters on electing a record number of women to parliament since before the 1979 Islamic revolution. It was President Hassan Rouhani’s first reaction to the results of Friday’s run-off election, in which moderates and reformists won a working majority. The 17 women elected make up 6 percent of the


Do minimum wages improve early life health? Evidence from developing countries

Publication date: June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 158 Author(s): Muhammad Farhan Majid, José M.


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Accompaniment in Action: A Safe Birth in Lesotho’s Mountains

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthMatumelo Seiiso waits for her six-week postnatal checkup at Nkau Health Center in Lesotho. Matumelo Seiiso was expecting her third baby last fall. The 30-year-old mother lived in Nkau, a remote region in the mountains of southern Lesotho.


Beyond engagement in working with children in eight Nairobi slums to address safety, security,…

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