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Call for action. Governments: take responsibility for women's health! Primary health care and women's reproductive and sexual rights : where are we today?


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This Call for Action focuses on the promises of the Alma Ata Declaration that held so much potential for improving the health of people worldwide. It looks at why the promises of the declaration were never fulfilled, and how women's sexual and reproductive rights have been integrated into the concepts of primary health care. It calls on all governments to take responsibility for the health of women

Building organizational capacity for integrated reproductive health programs [whole issue]


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This issue of World Neighbors In Action presents three participatory learning exercises which were conducted during a 'learning exchange', as part of CEMOPLAF-World Neighbors' integrated reproductive health programme in Ecuador. The Group Investigations and the Capacity Tree exercises helped participants identify the key characteristics of an integrated reproductive health programme. The Individual Program Analysis exercise helped participants reflect on their own integrated programme initiatives

Reproductive health in refugee situations : an inter-agency field manual

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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

Population reports

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Designed to provide an accurate and authoritative overview of developments of issues in family planning and related health and development fields. The information is clearly presented. The journal is now available on CD-ROM which includes interactive enhancements such as video and audio of experts explaining their research, animated charts and diagrams, and links from selected POPLINE records to over 2,500 pages of full-text documents.
Free (developing countries)
US$2 (per copy for readers in developed countries who want multiple copies)
US$35 (full sets of reports in print)


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Aimed at all health workers, Network focuses on family planning and family health, including innovative strategies for health communication and service delivery in developing countries. It contains research and project reports, topical reviews and lists of FHI publications
Four times a year


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Features news on reproductive health products and drug regulatory decisions of interest to developing country readers, and information on key reproductive health issues. Principally aimed at doctors, nurses, administrators and public health officers. In addition, 'Reproductive Health Outlook' (RHO) is a PATH-administered website containing frequently updated information, resources, annotated bibliographies, and links related to reproductive health issues, and may be found at
Free online

Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender [formerly: Sexual health exchange]

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Aimed at health and NGO staff in developing countries, this newsletter includes features and programme descriptions on HIV prevention and related issues such as gender, sexuality, and sexual and reproductive health. Issues from 1995 are currently available online. Issues before 1995 can be ordered at the Resource Centre by sending an e-mail to
Produced in collaboration with SAfAIDS (Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service) in Harare, Zimbabwe
Before 1998 Sexual Health Exchange was known as 'AIDS/STD Health Promotion Exchange'
Four times a year
Print 35 Euros
Electronic - free

JHPIEGO trainernews

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A monthly electronic newsletter on current reproductive health training news; contraceptive briefs, announcements about reproductive health and training-related programmes and activities, and tips about Internet and CD-ROM resources of interest to reproductive health trainers. The information is targeted at professionals working in low-resource settings. To subscribe, send an email message to In the body of the message, type: subscribe jtrainernews your name. No words are necessary in the subject line of the message. Do not include your email address or signature in the body of the message. Publication seems to have ceased in 2003

IPPF Medical Bulletin

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This bulletin provides information for all types of health care providers in the fields of contraception, family planning, and sexual and reproductive health. Articles summarise and comment on information from important recently-published papers. It has 'Questions and answers' and 'News in Brief' sections and publishes statements of the IPPF International Medical Advisory Panel and other information from the panel's meetings
Six/four times a year
Free online


Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion

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