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The effects of health facility access and quality on family planning decisions in urban Senegal

Abstract Research in developing countries is rarely focused on examining how supply side factors affect family planning decisions due to a lack of facility-level data.

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Providing Family Planning Services at Primary Care Organizations after the Exclusion of Planned…

Objective To explore organizations’ experiences providing family planning during the first year of an expanded primary care program in Texas.

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Does Maternity Care Coordination Influence Perinatal Health Care Utilization? Evidence from…

Objective To examine effects of maternity care coordination (MCC) on perinatal health care utilization among low-income women.

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Population Health: Malaria, Monkeys and Mosquitoes

On World Population Day (July 11) one often thinks of family planning. A wider view was proposed by resolution 45/216 of December 1990, of the United Nations General Assembly which encouraged observance of “World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development.” A relationship still exists between family planning and malaria via preventing pregnancies in malaria endemic areas where the disease leads to anemia, death, low birth weight and stillbirth. Other population issues such as migration/mobility, border movement, and conflict/displacement influence exposure of populations to malaria, NTDs and their risks. Environmental concerns such as land/forest degradation, occupational exposure, population expansion (even into areas where populations of monkeys, bats or other sources of zoonotic disease transmission live), and climate warming in areas without prior malaria transmission expose more populations to mosquitoes and malaria.

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Community health promotion and medical provision for neonatal health—CHAMPION cluster…

by Peter Boone, Alex Eble, Diana Elbourne, Chris Frost, Chitra Jayanty, Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Vera Mann, Rohini Mukherjee, Gilda Piaggio, Padmanabh Reddy Background In the mid-2000s, neonatal mortality accounted for almost 40% of deaths of children under 5 years worldwide, and constituted 65% of infant deaths in India. The neonatal mortality rate in Andhra Pradesh was 44 per 1,000 live births, and was higher in the rural areas and tribal regions, such as the Nagarkurnool division of Mahabubnagar district (which became Nagarkurnool district in Telangana in 2014). The aim of the CHAMPION trial was to investigate whether a package of interventions comprising community health promotion and provision of health services (including outreach and facility-based care) could lead to a reduction of the order of 25% in neonatal mortality. Methods and findings The design was a trial in which villages (clusters) in Nagarkurnool with a population < 2,500 were randomised to the CHAMPION package of health interventions or to the control arm (in which children aged 6–9 years were provided with educational interventions—the STRIPES trial). A woman was eligible for the CHAMPION package if she was married and <50 years old, neither she nor her husband had had a family planning operation, and she resided in a trial village at the time of a baseline survey before randomisation or married into the village after randomisation.

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A week in China with PATH

“Each of these little vials—every single one—can protect a child,” says PATH board member Dr. Yehong Zhang, leaning over a humming conveyor belt as hundreds of vials of Japanese encephalitis vaccine whisk by. “It’s moving, really. This is why we do this work.” I’m standing with Dr. Zhang at the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesReproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha BradyEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;

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Reproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha Brady

As Martha Brady sees it, reproductive health is more than family planning. “We should be thinking about women’s health more broadly, across the life cycle,” says Martha, the new director of PATH’s Reproductive Health program. In her view, reproductive health encompasses the rights of individuals to make decisions concerning their own sexual activity and reproduction, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malariaInnovation: the key to an economic revolution in AfricaThe surprising consequences of tuberculosis ;

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Cuts To U.S. Funding For Global Health, Including Family Planning, Could Be ‘Dangerous’

The Conversation: Will Trump’s global family planning cuts cause side effects? Rachel Sullivan Robinson, associate professor at American University School of International Service “…Rolling back U.S. support for family planning in developing countries is dangerous for two main reasons. First, contraception saves lives by limiting the total number of pregnancies, including those endangering mothers’ lives.…More

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Take part in #NPHW this week and join the movement to create the healthiest nation in one…

Yesterday we kicked off National Public Health Week. And although our focus here in our section is on advocating for international health, it’s just as important that we also remain committed to advancing public health here at home. As public health professionals, we have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate. We are living much longer than our grandparents and great grandparents, thanks to the amazing work our predecessors have achieved. Public health achievements such as immunizations, motor vehicle safety, safer and healthier foods, family planning, healthier moms and babies, and reduction of tobacco use have largely been responsible for a 25-year increase in life expectancy in the U.S

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Impacts on Global Health from Nursing Research

Abstract Infectious disease continues to adversely affect populations in low- and middle-income countries.

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[Articles] Levels and trends in contraceptive prevalence, unmet need, and demand for family…

The demand for family planning among the states and union territories in India is highly diverse. Greatest attention is needed in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, and Meghalaya to meet UN targets. The analysis can be generalised to other countries as well as other subpopulations.

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CGD Blog Post Examines Results Of Systematic Review On Cash Transfer Programs, Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: New Systematic Review on Cash Transfers and Contraceptive Use — Good Research and Bad Advice? Tia Palermo, social policy specialist at UNICEF, and Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow at CGD, discuss the results of a recently published systematic review on cash transfer programs and…More

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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Role In International Family Planning,…

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health Efforts This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in family planning and reproductive health worldwide, including key issues and challenges for U.S. efforts (2/9).

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Open letter to Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health…

As APHA members and Section leaders, we cheer and applaud you for working with Al Gore and partners to revive the cancelled CDC conference on Climate Change. Many of us were seriously concerned with the self-censoring by CDC as a harbinger of worse things to come. The solution supported by APHA is a great inspiration to us. We vigorously urge you to continue taking strong positions against Executive Orders and laws that would jeopardize the health, safety, and lives of women, children, and men in the U.S. and around the world.

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