This fact file contains 32 fact sheets on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to enable healthcare providers to give a patient - at the point of treatment delivery - an instant answer to some of their questions, in a format which they will be able to understand and that professionals consider appropriate. This resource is available in printed or CD-ROM format as well as electronically
This statement advocates for skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postnatal period. The statement defines clearly who is a skilled attendant, what skills she/he should have and how she/he should be trained and supported
"The Reproductive Health Research Unit (RHRU) University of the Witwatersrand, in partnership with the FRONTIERS Program of the Population Council, and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Health conducted a three-year operations research study titled "Men in Maternity" (MIM) in the Ethekwini district. The study was completed in July 2003...The intervention was clinic-based and included two broad strategies: improving antenatal care services by strengthening the existing antenatal package and service monitoring and supervision; and introducing couple counseling by providing training to health providers, inviting partners of antenatal women to attend counseling twice during pregnancy and once post delivery, and providing information to couples with a new antenatal booklet...At follow-up few differences were found between the control and intervention groups to support the hypothesized effect of the intervention. Significant differences were found only in changing communication, partner assistance during pregnancy emergencies, and knowledge of the condom as a method of dual protection"
This CD-ROM contains a variety of tools designed to assist policymakers, public health professionals, and health managers in implementing programmes that will reduce the incidence of malaria during pregnancy and provide effective treatment for pregnant women with malaria. The package includes training materials, a ReproLearn Tutorial, job aids, key article abstracts, safety of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine FAQ, case studies, a press kit, and a communication strategy
Reports on two informal consultations on the use of artemisinin during pregnancy. One consultation focused on reproductive risk assessment of antimalarial therapy with artemisinin compounds, and the other on the safety and efficacy of antimalarial therapy with artemisinin compounds in pregnancy
This report reviews evidence on key interventions that could greatly improve birth outcomes in developing countries. It reviews the available statistics of low birth weight, prematurity, and birth defects; reviews current knowledge and practices of a healthy pregnancy, identifies cost-effective opportunities for improving birth outcomes and supporting families with an infant handicapped by birth problems
A selection of papers published between 2000 and 2001 in the journal 'Reproductive Health Matters', compiled for distribution at the International AIDS Conference in 2002, in Barcelona. Topics are around preventing HIV transmission
"This document discusses disabilities resulting from pregnancy and childbirth in less developed countries. It describes the causes of maternal disabilities as well as some of the major disabilities that may result from pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications, and presents the impact on infant and child health, consequences for families and societies, interventions to improve maternal health and the benefits of interventions"
This brochure was developed to promote awareness of the impact of malaria on pregnant women and its potential impact on their newborns, and to influence reproductive health professionals, programme managers and policy makers to consider the implementation of interventions to reduce malaria impact. It has been designed to inform and advocate for recognition of the effects of malaria in pregnancy and strategies for mitigating those effects
This manual is part of a set of training tools (which includes a teacher's guide, a student's manual and policy guidelines), which have been produced to build the capacity of health personnel to prevent and to manage the health complications of FGM. They aim to bring FGM into mainstream education for health professionals will increase the pressure for the elimination of the practice. The teacher's manual contains four modules. The first module gives an introductory overview of the problem, considering cultural, ethical and human right implications of the practice. Module 2 looks at ways of involving the communities, and policy makers, in the prevention of FGM. Module 3 explains how to provide support, both medical and psychological, to girls and women with FGM complications. Module 4 looks at the implications of FGM during pregnancy, labour, delivery and post-partum period and at ways to manage complications. This is a useful tool for nursery and midwifery teachers, for community and health workers, and for those willing to raise awareness around the issue of female genital mutilation
A guide for field staff involved in introducing and strengthening reproductive health (RH) interventions in refugee situations. May be useful in decision-making around planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating RH activities. Advocates for a multi-sectoral approach to meeting the reproductive health needs of refugees and fosters co-ordination among all partners
Each of the 11 fact sheets presents global and selected country-specific data, summaries of the major lessons learned, and recommendations for future action to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. Titles include: Maternal mortality; Safe motherhood as a matter of human rights and social justice; Safe motherhood as a vital social and economic investment; Delay marriage and first birth; every pregnancy faces risks; Ensure skilled attendance at delivery; Improve the quality of maternal health care; Improve access to maternal health services; Prevent unwanted pregnancy; Address unsafe abortion; and Measure progress
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