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Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

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Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More


New Birth Waiting Homes to Welcome Expectant Mothers in Sierra Leone

Photo by Emily Bearse / Partners In HealthSupporters gather near the newly built waiting homes during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of April. Others are bigger. Elsewhere they’re more plentiful. But it’s tough to beat the understated dignity of the new birth waiting homes that Partners In Health opened in eastern Sierra Leone last week. The three white houses sit on a hill at the quiet edge of the city of Koidu.


Zika, sexual transmission and prudent public health policy

There is significant debate in the scientific literature and the media about whether the Zika virus can and should be considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI).1–5 This debate occurred before the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to no longer regard Zika as a public health emergency of international concern.


The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More


The effects of women’s education on maternal health: Evidence from Peru

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Abigail Weitzman This article examines the causal effect of women’s education on maternal health in Peru, a country where maternal mortality has declined by more than 70% in the last two and a half decades.


Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids

by Susannah Colt, Maria N. Garcia-Casal, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Julia L. Finkelstein, Pura Rayco-Solon, Zita C.


County-level racial prejudice and the black-white gap in infant health outcomes

Publication date: Available online 10 April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jacob Orchard, Joseph Price Objective Black mothers are 60 percent more likely than white mothers to have preterm births and twice as likely to have a baby with low birth weight.


Understanding the linkages between violence against women and violence against children

Worldwide, it has been recognised that violence against women and violence against children are significant human rights and public health issues,1,2 with WHO describing violence against women as a “global health problem of epidemic proportions”.3 Globally, a third of women have been the victims of gender-based violence3 and over 1 billion children have experienced violence in the past year.1 Furthermore, a quarter of all adults report being victims of physical abuse as children, with a fifth of women reporting being victims of child sexual abuse.


Global monitoring of safety of immunization in pregnancy

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The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More


[Articles] Community resource centres to improve the health of women and children in informal…

This community resource model seems feasible and replicable and may be protocolised for expansion.


Australia To Provide $7.3M To International Planned Parenthood Federation; Move Seen By Many As…

Devex: Australia responds to the global gag rule “Australia [Wednesday] announced $9.5 million Australian dollars ($7.3 million) in funding for the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. The move was seen by many as a pointed rebuke to President Donald Trump’s controversial reinstatement of a strengthened ‘global gag rule,’ which bars any foreign NGO that offers or…More


Lack Of Funding Presents Hurdle To Refugees Seeking Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health…

BMJ Blogs: Danielle Solomon: The global gag rule is only one of many barriers to contraceptive access Danielle Solomon, specialist registrar in genitourinary medicine and HIV at the Mortimer Market Centre in London, discusses the Mexico City policy in the context of other barriers to access to sexual and reproductive health education and services in conflict situations.…More


9 Countries Commit To Halving Preventable Maternal, Newborn Deaths In Health Facilities Over…

WHO: Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities “Today, nine countries — Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda — committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next five years. Through a new Network for Improving Quality…More


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