Adolescent and Reproductive Health
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10 December 2015Article
Adolescents represent a vulnerable population that plays a crucial role in improving reproductive, maternal, and child health. Each year an estimated 16 million women aged 15 to 19 years give birth and another one million become mothers before the... MORE
Child and Newborn Health in Africa
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10 December 2015Article
Child health has improved significantly in Africa over the past twenty-five years. Under-five mortality fell by 48%, from 179 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 92 per 1,000 live births in 2013 in Africa excluding North Africa. The rate of... MORE
CHILD IMMUNIZATION: AT A GLANCE
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10 December 2015Article
Africa has not only increased immunization coverage, but has also eliminated some diseases through wide-scale vaccination programs. Over the past few decades, global immunization efforts have eradicated smallpox, lowered the global incidence of... MORE
HIV and Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission
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10 December 2015Article
HIV remains an important public health issue across Africa, and is an indirect contributor to maternal deaths. Globally, the number of new HIV infections per 100 adults (aged 15 to 49) declined by 44% between 2001 and 2012. Southern Africa and... MORE
HIV and Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission
www.pedaids.org
10 December 2015Article
HIV remains an important public health issue across Africa, and is an indirect contributor to maternal deaths. Globally, the number of new HIV infections per 100 adults (aged 15 to 49) declined by 44% between 2001 and 2012. Southern Africa and... MORE
HIV and Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission
www.pedaids.org
10 December 2015Article
HIV remains an important public health issue across Africa, and is an indirect contributor to maternal deaths. Globally, the number of new HIV infections per 100 adults (aged 15 to 49) declined by 44% between 2001 and 2012. Southern Africa and... MORE
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
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10 December 2015Article
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are critical for attaining maternal and child health goals in Africa. SRHR encompasses the basic rights that men and women have to access appropriate health care services that will enable women to go... MORE
Financing of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Interventions
Child receiving medicare- financebrief
14 October 2015Article
Governments can increase access to care and reduce financial barriers to reproductive health and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services by funding these programs and passing pro-poor legislation. Such legislation may include expanding... MORE
Health System Strengthening...Integration of HIV and SRH Services in Lesotho
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14 October 2015Article
The Kingdom of Lesotho has very high numbers of women attending at least one Antenatal care (ANC) visit at 91.8%. They also have high rates of HIV testing and counseling of pregnant women , with more than 95% of pregnant women attending ANC visits... MORE
Child Health: Immunization
Senegalese children say hello. Credit: GAVI/PATH/Ricky Shryock
02 October 2015Article
Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that immunizations are among the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions. Over the past few decades, immunizations have eradicated smallpox, lowered the global incidence of polio by 99... MORE

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