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  1. Integrating HIV and sexual and reproductive health: a Pacific specific mapping

    Over the past decade, Pacific Island countries have seen a rapid increase in HIV related activities that have largely been disconnected from broader sexual and reproductive health (SRH) activities. International research indicates that the synergies between HIV and SRH can be better used to improve health outcomes. However, despite a number of high level calls for greater linkages and integration, as well as the creation of avenues for this to occur, very little linkage and integration has yet been achieved at either policy or service levels in the Pacific region. …

  2. National strategy for reproductive and sexual health in Cambodia 2006-2010

    The Ministry of Health (MOH) developed the national strategy for reproductive and sexual health in Cambodia (2006-2010) to ensure an effective and coordinated response to reproductive health needs in the country. This strategy builds on the national safe motherhood action plan (2001-2005), birth spacing policy (1995), and abortion law (1997) [26-28]. It draws from the national policy on infant and young child feeding practices (2002) and the health sector strategic plan (2003-2007) with its minimum and complementary packages of services. …

  3. From Family Planning to HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: Shifting Priorities, Remaining Gaps

    Sex politics Reports from the front lines is the outcome of a project launched by Sexuality Policy Watch (SWP) in 2004: a transnational, cross cultural research initiative to capture some dynamic of sexual politics in our time. Research was performed in eight countries, including Vietnam and two global institutions, the United Nations and the World Bank. Research in Vietnam explored the shift in social and health priorities from family planning to HIV/AIDS and was conducted in April, 2008.

  4. Planning for life: final evaluation

    Planning for Life (PFL) was implemented by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) from March 2007 to November 2009 with financial support by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of PFL is to integrate Youth Reproductive Health and Family Planning into IYF's youth development programs through increased awareness and capacity building at three operational levels: Field level pilot programs in Tanzania, India, and the Philippines; IYF National Headquarters (HQ); and among IYF Global Partners. …

  5. Personal development. HIV and AIDS and sexual reproductive health. Facilitator's manual

    Since 2007 all pre-service teachers have had a compulsory and comprehensive training course in HIV&AIDS and sexual reproductive health. HIV&AIDS is also a compulsory part of all school and cluster TIPs and every School Learning Improvement Plan (SLIP). This Facilitator's Manual is designed to help school inservice coordinators, cluster facilitators and interested teachers to run participatory training sessions for their colleagues. …

  6. Turning research into practice: suggested actions from case-studies of sexual and reproductive health research

    This document is the outcome of two meetings. The first meeting reviewed case-studies and other evidence related to research utilization from the standpoint of researchers and donors, while the second meeting reviewed additional materials from the standpoint of policy-makers and sexual and reproductive health programme managers. …

  7. Advancing reproductive health and family planning through religious leaders and faith-based organizations

    Relationships with FBOs are essential to community-based health work, but can be difficult to forge. Some religious traditions reject the use of contraception. Others may accept family planning within marriage, but do not feel condoms should be distributed to young unmarried people. Some religious leaders believe that prayer is enough to protect their followers from AIDS. …

  8. Islam and family planning

    This policy brief gives an overview of Muslim countries' policies on and support for family planning and modern contraception. It reviews Islamic jurisprudence and justifications for sanctioning family planning.

  9. Nepal: support communication to enhance young mothers' reproductive health

    This study was undertaken as part of a reproductive health project implemented by the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), sought to improve social norms that leave young women vulnerable to health risks related to early marriage and childbearing and limited access to reproductive health services. It was found that communication-based support to mothersÆ groups and newly formed youth communication groups improved reproductive health knowledge and behavior among young married women in Nepal.

  10. Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2004

    This report summarizes the findings of 2004 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys (2004 BDHS) conducted under the authority of the National Institute for Population Research and Training (NIPORT) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and implemented by Mitra and Associates of Dhaka. ORC Macro provided financial and technical assistance for the survey through the financial aid provided by USAID/Bangladesh. …

  11. Indonesia demographic and health survey 2002-2003

    The main objective of the 2002-2003 IDHS is to provide policy-makers and programme managers in population and health with detailed information on population, family planning, and health. In particular, the 2002-2003 IDHs collected information on female respondents' socio-economic background, fertility levels, marriage and sexual activity, fertility preferences, knowledge and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, childhood and adult mortality, including maternal mortality, maternal and child health and awareness and behaviour regarding AIDS and other STIs in Indonesia.

  12. Adolescent and youth reproductive health in Nepal: status, issues, policies, and programs

    This assessment of adolescent reproductive health in Nepal is part of a series of assessments in 13 countries in Asia and the Near East. The purpose of the assessments is to highlight the reproductive health status of adolescents in each country, within the context of the lives of adolescent boys and girls. The report begins with the social context and gender socialization that set girls and boys on separate lifetime paths in terms of life expectations, educational attainment, job prospects, labour force participation, reproduction, and duties in the household. …

  13. Adolescent girls literacy initiative for reproductive health (a GIFT for RH)

    The goal of "GIFT for RH" project is to increase the ability of illiterate and out-of-school adolescent girls aged 10-19 living in remote regions of Nepal to make and act on informed decisions regarding their reproductive health and rights as well as to make the community and their peers aware of the same, by the girls' participating in Lalima literacy classes given in Adolescent Girls' Groups (AGGs). The programme was implemented by Aamaa Milan Kendra (Mothers' Club) with technical and financial support from Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). …

  14. Monitoring and evaluation of sexual and reproductive health interventions: a manual for the EC/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia

    The manual is a tool aimed at helping organisations to monitor and evaluate sexual and reproductive health interventions, whether they be individual projects or part of larger programmes like the EC/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia. The handbook acquaints the reader with concepts and terminology underlying the objectives of the RHI and ICPD/POA, the scope and focus of project monitoring and evaluation and their different functions, the use of a conceptual model for monitoring and evaluation and its relationship with the logical framework and the systems analysis framework. …

  15. Induced abortions among adolescent women in rural Maharashtra, India

    The paper presents a result of the study undertaken among both married and unmarried rural Maharashtra (India) adolescents who had undergone in the same geographic area. The study aimed to explore their access to services, decision-making on determinants of provider choice and extent of morbidity experienced.

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