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“This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item Read More

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Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

Ed. Note: Sara Gorman will be joining us once a month to highlight different aspects of her forthcoming book on science denialism.  Have you ever Read More

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Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More

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Why Menstruation Matters to everyone, everywhere

Patricia Kröll reflects on what she learnt whilst working on MHM in Uganda for Irise International. She encourages us to imagine what it feels like to be a schoolgirl managing her period, & explains why #MenstruationMatters this #MHDay. The post Why Menstruation Matters to everyone, everywhere appeared first on WhyDev.


Meet a period piece designed to bust taboos

Editor’s note: Lippi Doshi, senior digital policy communications associate and Laura East, communications associate at PATH, share the story of #SheChandelier, designed to shed light on the need for more high-quality menstrual health care options for women and girls. Laura: A few months ago, Lippi and I were planning our PATH presence at the Women Deliver 2016 […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMenstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girlsWhen less is more: why intradermal vaccine delivery matters to global healthThe profound effect of girls’ dreams ;


Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response

Five simple changes in water and sanitation can help manage menstruation in crises, says Nicole Klaesener-Metzner.


Establishing a faith-based organisation nursing school within a national primary health care…

Background: In 2007, the Tanzanian government called for improvements in its primary health care services.


India’s PM Asks Physicians To Provide Free Maternal Care 12 Days Per Year

Agence France-Presse: India PM asks doctors to treat pregnant women for free “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on doctors Thursday to give up 12 days a year to treating poor, pregnant women free of charge, in a speech to mark the anniversary of his government’s second year in power…” (5/26).


TRF Examines Women’s Challenges To Obtaining Legal Abortion In Colombia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In Colombia, abortion is legal but denied to many women, advocates say “…Colombia, a nation of 48 million people, allows abortion in cases of rape, incest, fetal malformation, if the fetus is at risk, and if the health, both physical and mental, of the mother is at risk. … Yet despite the…More


SciDev.Net Interviews IRC Technical Adviser About Menstrual Hygiene Research Ahead Of World Day

SciDev.Net: Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response “…The third ever Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated [May 28], is a sign that these issues are gaining wider recognition. It is also encouraging to find menstrual hygiene research beginning to shape the agendas of international relief organizations. … I rang Nicole Klaesener-Metzner, an [International Rescue Committee…More


U.S. Should Support WHA Resolution On Breastfeeding

The Hill: It’s time to support breastfeeding Asma Lateef, director of the Bread for the World Institute “…A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go far in protecting mothers from inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes and other foods marketed as suitable for children younger than three years old. The resolution…More


U.S. Engaged In Efforts To Protect Women, Girls’ Health, Rights

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: World Humanitarian Summit: Coming Together to Protect Women and Girls Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S.


Menstrual hygiene is a universal – but complex – human right

In the first of our mini blog series to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), Dani Barrington offers her musings on menstruation. The post Menstrual hygiene is a universal – but complex – human right appeared first on WhyDev.


World Health Assembly agrees resolutions on women, children and adolescents, and healthy…

Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed to implement two new health strategies that are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. One relates to women’s children’s and adolescents’ health; the other to healthy ageing.


Menstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girls

Anshu, a teenager who lives in a village in Raebareli District of Uttar Pradesh, India, was a friendly and lively girl. But when she reached puberty, she had very little information about how to manage her menstruation, and she began to lose her confidence. During those days each month she did not venture out from her […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHealthy markets: essential to improving health and saving livesThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsJosé Jerónimo: a cancer hero among us ;


Predictors of Early Breastfeeding Cessation among HIV-infected women in Botswana

Objective Infants born to HIV-infected women receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) can breastfeed through at least 6 months with very low risk of HIV acquisition.


First-time parents’ shared representation of postpartum depressive symptoms: A qualitative…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 160 Author(s): Erin J.


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