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Analysis of the key components of a well functioning health system, including: health promotion; access to medicines; health systems financing; health service delivery; governance and health; and human resources for health.
Innovation in malaria surveillance in Cambodia
Man with mobile phone
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
A diverse set of tools - a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions - were developed in Cambodia to improve malaria surveillance and to provide the information needed by national and district staff to manage the national malaria programme, respond to malaria outbreaks and individual cases and monitor in real-time the levels of critical malaria supplies at health facilities.

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Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights
R. Anderson / Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2014
Scientific evidence on the sexual and reproductive knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and health of young people can strengthen the work of health care providers, educators and advocates. Reliable statistics based on nationally represen...
Dr. John Nyamu Talks about Access to Abortion in Kenya
F. Girard / International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In 2010, Kenya passed a new constitution that expands the right to abortion. However, many doctors in public health facilities are unaware or misinformed about this, and refuse to perform abortive procedures. In this video, the...
Prof. Joseph Karanja talks about unsafe abortion in Kenya
International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In this video, Professor Joseph Karanja, MD speaks about abortion in Kenya. He describes the case of a patient who arrived at a public hospital with post-abortion symptoms. Her uterus had to be removed because the illegal abortion she...
Rape Victims as Criminals: Illegal Abortion after Rape in Ecuador
Human Rights Watch, 2013
This 26-page report found that Ecuador’s criminal code limits women’s and girls’ reproductive rights by prohibiting abortion with few exceptions, even in the case of pregnancies that result from sexual violence. The ...
Religious-Based Political Parties and Groups Continue to Resist Women’s SRHRs in Brazil
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2013
What abortion legislation currently exists in Brazil? What role have religious groups played in advancing or impeding women’s rights in Brazil? Brazil has been discussing possible legislation known as “Estatuto do N...
Socorristas en Red - Socorro Rosa: A feminist practice for the right to choose in Argentina
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2014
Abortion is illegal in Argentina, with three exceptions: when the pregnancy was the result of a rape or abuse against a woman with a mental disability, and when the pregnant woman’s life or health are at risk. However, even thes...
Seeing is Believing: Questions about Faith-Based Organizations That Are Involved in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
Catholics for Choice, 2010
Faith-based organisations have long been on the front lines of healthcare provision, and they receive enormous amounts of public money to do so. Unfortunately, many of these providers do not provide a full range of preventative care, ...
Anticoncepción de Emergencia: católicas y católicos a favor, obispos en contra
Catholics for Choice, 2011
Catholics for Choice y el Consorcio Internacional sobre la Anticoncepción de Emergencia anuncian el lanzamiento de la versión en español de su publicación, <<Anticoncepción de Emergencia: cat&o...
Sexuality, Culture and Politics - A South American Reader
Although mature and vibrant, Latin American scholarship on sexuality still remains largely invisible to a global readership. In this collection of articles translated into English from Portuguese and Spanish, South American scholars e...
Making Abortion Safe, Legal And Accessible: A Toolkit For Action
Center for Reproductive Rights, 2008
Despite wide international legal support for a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion, the procedure still remains unsafe and out of reach for many women around the globe. This publication is resource for abortion rights advo...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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