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The Impact of the HIV Pandemic on Maternal and Child Mortality in Malawi

"Over the last decade, HIV/AIDS has exacted a heavy toll, with significant impacts on maternal mortality in Malawi — a small land-locked country in southern Africa. Malawi has experienced a nearly ten-fold increase in HIV incidence among pregnant wo…

The Demand for Reproductive Health Services : Frameworks of Analysis

"The paper reviews a unified model of demand for health care inputs and health production and shows how the model can be applied to design and implement policies to improve reproductive health of the population. Although the focus of the application…

Reproductive Health Issues and Women in Ghana: Has Global Attention Made a Difference

"Women in developing countries face persistent problems in achieving this type of holistic reproductive health pushing it to become a key focus of many international efforts, most notably in the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). …

SUN: A Global Movement to Accelerate Progress in Reducing Maternal and Child Undernutrition

"As the 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)approaches, the poor countries of the world have already made considerable progress toward reducing maternal and child undernutrition. From 1990 to 2008, the prevalence of stu…

A Quantitative Analysis of Determinants of Child and Maternal Malnutrition in Nigeria

"Malnutrition rates among children 0-36 months and women of reproductive age in Nigeria are high and vary significantly across rural-urban locations, geopolitical regions, and agroecological zones, constituting a significant public health challen…

The Gap between the Health Status of Rural and Urban Women in Ghana: A Case Study of Patients at a Mission Hospital in the Ashanti Region

The women in rural areas play an important role in sustaining the agricultural sector which is often the backbone of many developing countries. However, their share of the national pie does not often reflect the importance of their contribution to t…

Empowering Women and Girls

Women's movements played a critical role in independence and anti-apartheid struggles and have been increasingly visible since the 1990s—speaking out, claiming rights and changing their lives for the better. More and more women are holding public o…

Costs And Benefits Of Investing In Contraceptive Services In Sub-Saharan Africa

"In this fact sheet, the health benefits of contraceptive use are substantial. Contraceptives prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the number of abortions, allow women to time their births, and lower the incidence of death and disability related t…

Analysis of the Drivers of Change in Women's Anemia in Tanzania 2005-2015

Although the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age in Tanzania remains high, there have been documented improvements. It declined from 47.2% in 2004-05 to 40.1% 2010, but by 2016 it has risen again to 44.8%, according to the national…

AFIDEP News 10th Biannual Issue January to June 2019

This news bulletin by AFIDEP is published twice a year to provide our stakeholders with updates of AFIDEP’s programmes and highlight emerging policy issues in capacity strengthening in the use of evidence in policymaking spaces; population change a…

25 Years after Cairo: Accelerating Africa’s Promise

In this edition of Development Perspectives, we hope to refocus researchers, decisionmakers, and practitioners to the role of evidence in addressing SRHR in Africa. What does the evidence say about the successes in SRHR over the past 25 years and wh…

Governance Challenges in Primary Health Care Delivery in Delta State, Nigeria: An Assessment of Community Participation

This paper emphasize the role of community participation, which is one of the domains of governance in primary health care delivery. However, because of their cross-cutting nature, some components of other principles are embedded in the principle of…

Reproductive Health Challenges : Issues and CPED's Experiences in Nigeria

The contents of this issue is as follows: "Perspectives on Reproductive health issues and challenges in Nigeria" which discusses the reproductive health status of the Nigerian adolescent, the general lack of sexual health information available to th…

It's a human right, period.

As the world marks International Women’s Day, Lisa-Anne Julien draws attention to the importance of menstrual health management.

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