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Safe motherhood initiatives : critical issues

BERER, Marge

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This book raises critical issues arising from the national and international policies, programmes and services whose aim is to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity. It analyses where safe motherhood initiatives stand today, what has been achieved and what remains to be done, and offers perspectives on making pregnancy, childbirth and abortion safer for women in future. The book reviews work in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Vietnam, India, Tanzania, Mexico, Nigeria, Bolivia, Ghana and South Africa

World declaration on the survival, protection and development of children and plan of action for implementing the world declaration


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This document was adopted during the world summit for children in September 1990. Led by 71 heads of state and government and 88 other senior officials, mostly at the ministerial level, the world summit adopted a declaration on the survival, protection and development of children and a plan of action for implementing the declaration in the 1990s. These documents contain outlined specific promises to promote the "optimal growth and development in childhood through measures to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and famine" and the plans to achieve this goal

M/MC health communication materials database


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Online database of international health education materials collected by Media/Material Clearinghouse. Topics include reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and STDs, development and population. Searchable by type of material, region/country, language, producer and subject area

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for all


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Inclusion International’s MDGs provide an agenda for inclusive policy and programming in education, maternal and child health, poverty reduction, human rights, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and global partnership. Clear targets are outlined for each MDG by the year 2015. This information is interesting for people interested in disability and the MDGs

The MDGs : including resource kit


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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are part of the global partnership that has grown from the commitments and targets established at the world summits of the 1990s. This toolkit by CBM highlights the need for all actors to accelerate the process of making the MDGs a reality for persons with disabilities and supports the call for a fully disability-inclusive post-2015 global development framework based on human rights and equity. Each section of this comprehensive online advocacy toolkit features supporting documents and related links

SDG philanthropy platform : helping philanthropy engage in the global development agenda


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This website shows data on philanthropic investment, allowing people to find partners and identify and share experiences of effective collaboration. It contains many features, including a knowledge hub with reports, background papers, case studies and outcome documents, a dashboard of indicators displaying funding from philanthropy and the broader international development community by goal region, country and population group and much more

Population and health infoshare

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This is an electronic resource centre of documents and upcoming events on reproductive and child health, HIV and AIDS, and population. The resources are submitted by partner organisations that work on projects in developing countries

Congenital rubella syndrome


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This factsheet describes the potenital impairment, incidence, immunisation success and long-term health concerns of congenital rubella syndrome

NCDs and millennium development goals


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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) state that health is critical to the economic, political and social development of all countries, yet they contain no goals or targets for non-communicable diseases, the largest burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries. This paper highlights the links among MDGs and non-communicable diseases including cardio-vascular disease, asthma, diabetes and cancer

Mental health, poverty & development


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This website contains many resources relating to the inter-relationship between mental health, poverty and development. It contains useful resources, information sheets, publications, journal and conference databases, key organisations and contacts, press releases and media coverage of the issues

Cross-cutting disability research programme


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This website features a cross-cutting research programme in disability and development carried out collaboratively by LCD Inclusive Development Centre and four DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium (RPC) partners. The applied research aims to generate evidence to support full participation of disabled people within the broader framework of inclusive development. The programme focuses upon the following four areas of disability and development research: Access to Water and Sanitation in Uganda and Zambia; Disability and Urban Agriculture in Kenya; Maternal Child Health for Women with Disabilities in Nepal; and Mental Disability, Stigma and Multidimensional Poverty in India. The website providesdetailed information about the four research areas and the research partners

Medbox : the aid library


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Medbox is an online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action. An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development, this resource collates online professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action.


Resources are divided under the following main headings: Key resources (subheadings include Disaster Preparedness, WASH, Project Cycle Management), Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy and Technologies, Women and Child Health, Public Health, Countries and Toolboxes



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