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- DocumentTropical Medicine & International Health, 2009This study analyses ten publications and studies on the relation between maternal height and the risk of dystocia due to cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD). The rate of Caesarean sections was chosen as the CPD indicator. When maternal height is presented in percentiles, curves can be superimposed, and sensitivities and specificities of the various studies may be analysed together.DocumentWiley Online Library, 2012This review aims to assess whether early age at first childbirth is associated with increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes. Early age at childbirth is variously defined in studies of its effect on maternal and infant health.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2008This report outlines the current global situation related to maternal health, highlighting that more than half a million women die each year from pregnancy-related causes while an estimated 10 million experience injuries, infections and disabilities, which can cause lifelong suffering. The majority of these deaths and disabilities, however, are avoidable and occur in the developing world.DocumentCentre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes, 2007Recent years of activism around health have brought about a conceptualisation of the relationship between health and various social, economic, political and cultural factors. Unfortunately, for the large part, the politics of sex and sexuality have not figured in these conceptualisations except in so far as they relate to either the HIV/AIDS epidemic or to reproductive health.Document
Gender and Vulnerability to Cholera in Sierra Leone: Gender analysis of the 2012 cholera outbreak and an assessment of Oxfam's responseOxfam, 2013While vibrio cholera is an ‘equal opportunity’ infection, it is not gender-neutral. Sex, age and social status are factors that may contribute to individuals’ vulnerability to cholera, by dictating social roles and behaviours.DocumentAfrica Power and Politics (APP) / Developmental Regimes in Africa (DRA), 2012Despite recent improvements in some countries, progress towards reducing maternal mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa overall lags considerably behind that of other developing country regions.DocumentHealth & Place, 2008The past decade has witnessed the rapid expansion of the field of urban health, including the establishment of an international society of urban health and annual conference, the publication of several books and the growing popularity of a peer-reviewed journal on urban health.Document2013Poverty and gender disparities create obstacles to primary school enrolment. Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, with more than 140 million people. With children under 15 years of age accounting for about 45% of the country’s population, the burden on education and other sectors is overwhelming.Document2013South Africa faces major challenges. Although the institutionalized system of racism known as apartheid was formally abolished in 1994, its legacy lingers. Crime, economic inequality and an inferior educational system continue to plague the country’s citizens. In addition, an estimated 5.7 million people are affected by HIV – the highest of any country in the world.DocumentBritish Council, 2012This report provides a comprehensive view of gender in Nigeria. It assesses progress in key areas, including: employment and livelihoods, education and health, political representation, and violence. It finds that women and girls suffer systematic disadvantage and discrimination that is magnified for those in the poorest States and sectors of society.