Publications

Contraceptive usage has been associated with improved maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes. Despite significant resources being allocated to programs, there has been sub-optimal uptake of contraception, especially in the developing world. It is important therefore, to granulate factors that determine uptake and utilization of contraceptive services so as to inform effective programming.

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BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence and program experience indicate that engaging men in maternal and newborn health can have considerable health benefits for women and children in low- and middle-income countries. Previous reviews have identified male involvement as a promising intervention, but with a complex evidence base and limited direct evidence of effectiveness for mortality and morbidity outcomes.

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Background: An estimated 282 women die for every 100,000 live births in Myanmar, most due to preventable
causes. Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar are responsible for providing a package of care during pregnancy
and childbirth to women in rural hard to reach areas where skilled birth attendants (Midwives) are not accessible

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BACKGROUND: An estimated 282 women die for every 100,000 live births in Myanmar, most due to preventable causes. Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar are responsible for providing a package of care during pregnancy and childbirth to women in rural hard to reach areas where skilled birth attendants (Midwives) are not accessible. This study aims to examine the role of AMWs in Myanmar and to assess the current practices of three proposed essential maternal interventions (oral supplement distribution to pregnant women; administration of misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage; management of puerperal sepsis with oral antibiotics) in order to facilitate a formal integration of these tasks to AMWs in Myanmar.

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Background and Objectives: Undernutrition remains a significant cause of childhood illness, poor growth, development, and death in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Studies on child nutritional outcomes in PNG vary by design, measurement protocols and quality. We conducted a systematic review to assess the evidence for the prevalence of child undernutrition across different study populations, geographical locations and time periods.

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Abstract
OBJECTIVE:
The nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) is attracting public attention. We aimed to explore the association between sexual attraction and NMUPD among Chinese adolescents.
METHOD:
A school-based survey was conducted in seven Chinese provinces, and a multi-stage stratified cluster sampling method was used in this study. A total of 150,822 students from seven Chinese provinces completed the questionnaire; the response rate was 95.93%. All data were collected between November 2014 and January 2015.
RESULTS:

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Emerging challenges for policy, practice and research in Europe. This book offers a critical overview of established and emerging manifestations of domestic violence across Europe.

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Background Premarital sex has become more acceptable in China nowadays. The Chinese Family Planning (FP) programme mainly focuses on married couples, and young unmarried women have little access to information or advice about contraception. Abortion is commonly used to end unintended pregnancies in China. This study aimed to determine risk factors related to repeat abortions in Chinese adolescents.

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Background Around 10 million induced abortions are conducted annually in China; a third of the women having
had those abortions have undergone repeat abortions. Most abortions are performed in hospital settings in which
post-abortion family planning (PAFP) services are often lacking. This study aims to evaluate the effects of integrating
PAFP services into abortion services on the reduction of unintended pregnancy and repeat abortion in China.

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Study objectives:
To determine whether integrating post-abortion services in hospital settings in China will increase the contraceptive use and decrease repeat abortion rates.

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