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Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality : empowering communities to take action

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 20 June, 2013 - 07:00
Mobilising access to maternal health services in Zambia (MAMaZ) programme. - Lewes [etc.]: Health partners international, [2013] https://topbrokers.com

The UK-Aid funded Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia. The programme tests a community engagement approach which aims to stimulate demand for maternal and newborn health (MNH) care services among poor communities living in rural areas.

about: empowerment - maternal health services - poverty - maternal and child health - rural areas

Maternal mortality in Zimbabwe : evidence, costs and implications

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 19 June, 2013 - 06:00
United nations in Zimbabwe. - Harare: United nations in Zimbabwe, 2013

This note reviews evidence on Zimbabwe related to maternal mortality, highlighting the associated costs and draws implications in a bid to refocus efforts towards ensuring safe motherhood.

about: maternal welfare - maternal mortality - financial aspects - zimbabwe

Mother to mother (M2M) peer support for women in prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programmes : a qualitative study

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 19 June, 2013 - 06:00
Amir Shroufi...[et al.]. - [San Francisco, CA etc.: Public library of science] (PLoS), 2013

M2M programmes offer potential to empower communities affected by HIV to catalyse behaviour change. Results illustrate how involvement may increase retention in PMTCT programmes. Non-disclosure to one’s partner, cultural practices prevalent in Zimbabwe appear to be major barriers to participation.

about: aids - maternal health services - health education - maternal and child health - disease prevention

Adding it up : the need for and cost of maternal and newborn care : estimates for 2012

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 12 June, 2013 - 06:00
Susheela Singh, Jacqueline E. Darroch and Lori S. Ashford. - New York, NY: Guttmacher institute, 2013

This report gives new estimates for 2012, incorporating recent information on maternal and newborn service needs, use and costs.

about: maternal health services - maternal and child health - financial aspects

Accountability for maternal, newborn & child survival : the 2013 update

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 31 May, 2013 - 10:00
[Jennifer Requejo...et al.]. - [Geneva]: World health organization (WHO). Countdown to 2015, cop. 2013

This report highlights country achievements in increasing coverage of key interventions, and identifies remaining challenges many countries face in reaching all women and children with life-saving services.

about: maternal health services - financing - developing countries - maternal and child health - health policy

Closing the deadly gap between what we know and what we do : investing in women's reproductive health

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 31 May, 2013 - 10:00
Karen A. Grépin, Jeni Klugman. - New Yoprk, NY: Women deliver, [2013]

Investments in reproductive health are a major missed opportunity for development. Effective interventions are available to improve reproductive health outcomes in developing countries, and the challenge is in implementing policies to put proven packages of interventions and reforms into practice.

about: maternal health services - gender - health programmes - maternal and child health - health policy

Trends in contraceptive need and use in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012 : an analysis of national surveys

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 23 May, 2013 - 08:00
J.W. Darroch, S. Singh. - New York, NY: Guttmacher institute, 2013

This study finds that within the developing world, the poorest countries are lagging far behind higher-income developing countries in meeting the demand for modern contraception. The use of modern methods has risen in all regions, but far too many women still have an unmet need for such methods.

about: maternal health services - contraceptive usage - developing countries

Measures of satisfaction with care during labour and birth : a comparative review

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 22 May, 2013 - 06:00
Alexandra Sawyer...[et al.]. - [London]: BioMed central, 2013

Despite the interest in measures of satisfaction there are only a small number of validated measures of satisfaction with care during labour and birth. It is important that brief, reliable and valid measures are available for use in order to assist research and inform practice.

about: maternal health services - pregnancy - maternal welfare

By choice, not by chance : family planning, human rights and development

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 13 May, 2013 - 06:00
Margaret Greene, Shareen Joshi, Omar Robles. - New York, NY: United nations population fund (UNFPA), 2012

This report analyzes data and trends to understand who is denied access and why. It examines challenges in expanding access to family planning. And it considers the social and economic impact of family planning as well as the costs and savings of making it available to everyone who needs it.

about: maternal health services - family planning - human rights - financial aspects

Engaging men and boys : a brief summary of UNFPA experience and lessons learned : integrating work with men and boys into care areas of the UNFPA mandate at country, regional and global levels

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 13 May, 2013 - 06:00
[ed. Barbara Ryan]. - New York, NY: United nations population fund (UNFPA), 2013

This report illustrates initiatives that have engaged men and boys for promotion of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It presents lessons learned with evidence on engaging men and boys; research and tools as well as engaging them at community and individual levels.

E-Publication about: reproductive health - health programmes - youth - men - community participation

Unintended pregnancy and induced abortion in Rwanda : causes and consequences

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 7 May, 2013 - 06:00
Paulin Basinga...[et al.]. - New York, NY [etc.]: Guttmacher institute [etc.], cop. 2012

This report presents the first attempt to quantify the incidence of abortion in Rwanda, by using a methodology that builds on the only accessible data on the subject—the number of women who seek care at health facilities for abortion related complications.

about: maternal health services - abortion - maternal welfare - rwanda

Maternal and newborn health care : baseline findings from Gombe state, Nigeria

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
by Tanya Marchant. - London: London school of hygiene & tropical medicine. IDEAS project, 2013

Aim of study to gather information about frequency, quality, and equity of interactions with frontline workers during pregnancy, delivery and first 28 days after birth.

E-Publication about: health personnel - maternal health services - maternal and child health - nigeria

Factors affecting utilization of skilled maternal care in northwest Ethiopia : a multilevel analysis

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework. - [London]: BioMed central, 2013

Evaluation of potential sources of low skilled maternal care utilization is crucial for Ethiopia. This study focussed on the effect of individual, communal, and health facility characteristics in the utilization of antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care by a skilled provider.

E-Publication about: health personnel - midwives - maternal welfare - maternal health services - maternal and child health - ethiopia

Scaling up prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in sub-Saharan African countries : a multilevel assessment of site-, program- and country-level determinants of performance

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Etienne Audureau...[et al.]. - [London]: BioMed central, 2013

Uptake of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs remains challenging because of multiple barriers at individual or health facility levels. This study explores the multilevel factors associated with coverage in single-dose nevirapine PMTCT programs.

E-Publication about: maternal health services - maternal and child health - health policy - disease prevention - africa south of sahara

Women's well-being and reproductive health in Indian mining community : need for employment

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Melba Sheila DiSouza...[et al.]. - [London]: BioMed central, 2013

This is a qualitative study of women's well-being and reproductive health status among married women in mining communities.Four main themes in confronting women's well-being are poor literacy and mobility, low employment and income generating opportunities, poor reproductive health choices.

E-Publication about: empowerment - mining - poverty - reproductive health - maternal welfare - india

Incidence, determinants and perinatal outcomes of near miss maternal morbidity in Ile-Ife Nigeria : a prospective case control study

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Ikeola A. Adeoye, Adedeji A. Onayade, Adesegun O. Fatusi. - [London]: BioMed central, 2013

Analysis of near misses has evolved as a useful tool in the investigation of maternal health. Risk factors identified in this study are amenable to appropriate public health and medical interventions. Adverse perinatal outcomes are clearly attributable to near miss events.

E-Publication about: maternal health services - maternal welfare - health programmes - maternal and child health - nigeria

Does antenatal education affect labour and birth? : a structured review of the literature

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Sally Ferguson, Deborah Davis, Jenny Browne. - [Chatswood]: Elsevier Australia, 2013

This literature review has identified that antenatal education may have some positive effects on women's labour and birth including less false labour admissions, less anxiety and more partner involvement. There is contradictory evidence on the effect of antenatal education on mode of birth.

E-Publication about: health education - maternal welfare - educational aspects

Considerations for incorporating health equity into project designs : a guide for community-oriented maternal, neonatal, and child health projects

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Maternal and child health integrated program (MCHIP). - [Washington, DC]: Maternal and child health integrated program (MCHIP), 2011

This guide was developed to give those who design and implement community-oriented health programs a systematic way of ensuring that equity is incorporated into program designs and that its improvement can be better demonstrated and explained. It focuses on equitable health outcomes.

E-Publication about: maternal health services - equality - health policy

The role of HIV-related stigma in utilization of skilled childbirth services in rural Kenya : a prospective mixed-methods study

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
Janet M. Turan...[et al.]. - [San Francisco, CA etc.: Public library of science (PLoS) medicine], 2012

Findings of this study point to the urgent need for interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma, not only for improving quality of life among persons living with HIV, but also for better health outcomes among all childbearing women and their families.

E-Publication about: health personnel - maternal health services - aids - discrimination - rural areas - kenya

What are the effects of different models of delivery for improving maternal and infant health outcomes for poor people in urban areas in low income and lower middle income countries?

Portal maternal Health - Resources - 29 April, 2013 - 13:00
by Ernestina Coast...[et al.]. - London: University of London. Evidence for policy and practice information and co-ordinating centre (EPPI-centre), 2012

This systematic review addresses the question: ‘What are the effects of different models of delivery for improving maternal and infant health outcomes for poor people in urban areas in low income and lower middle income countries?

E-Publication about: poverty - maternal and child health - maternal health services
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