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Key populations, including sex workers, prisoners, and men who have sex with men (MSM), are disproportionately infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In 2014, HIV prevalence among sex workers globally was 12 times the prevalence of the mainstream population. Sex workers and other key and priority populations contribute substantially to new HIV infections in Uganda.

Uganda ranks among the top 20 countries in the world with the highest number of TB/HIV co-infection cases and the highest rate of TB cases among people living with HIV(PLHIV). In 2015, HIV prevalence was estimated at 7.1%, and approximately 45% of TB patients were co-infected with HIV.

The ongoing conflicts in Syria have had a major impact on the health of the population and have also reduced the capacity of health care service delivery to a minimum.

Recommendations for NCD Care in Low- and Middle-Income Country Settings

In February and March 2016, a team of MSH staff and consultants collaborated with the MOHS,UNICEF/Sierra Leone, and other stakeholders to collect data for piloting the methodology and tool.MSH staff conducted interviews and collected data at all levels of the health system, including visitsto health facilities in two districts where facility staff, CHW supervisors, and CHWs were interviewed.MSH st

In February and March 2016, a team of MSH staff and consultants worked with the ministry of health, UNICEF/Malawi and other stakeholders to collect data that could be used to pilot the methodology and tool.

MSH designed and piloted this methodology and tool in Malawi and Sierra Leone, countries that were selected given the important role that community health workers play within each of the countries' health systems.

Economic studies show that investment in providing safe drinking water to the population and avoiding many deaths also generates many more productive days every year.

Family Care International, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the KEMRI-CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration conducted a research study in Kenya to document the financial and social costs of maternal death to families in a poor, remote community and the ways that these costs affect newborn survival, child health and education, and family well-being.

Burkina Faso: Amid times of political crisis, civil society advocates call for increased invesment in women's and children's health Kenya: Women's and children's health in a devolved state: Advocates tackle crippling health worker shortages through budget advocacy

In 2013, Family Care International (FCI) conducted a mapping analysis in Zambia to gather information on the maternal health policy environment; the organizations, partnerships, and networks currently and potentially engaged in maternal health advocacy; and the advocacy goals, strategies, resources, and core messages being used.

In 2012-2013, Family Care International conducted a mapping analysis in Uganda to gather information on the maternal health policy environment; the organizations, partnerships, and networks currently and potentially engaged in maternal health advocacy; and the advocacy goals, strategies, resources, and core messages being used.

Developed by Family Care International on behalf of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), this set of 7 policy briefs identifies key challenges and strategies for increasing the availability of three essential maternal health medicines: oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulfate, which can prevent or treat the leading causes of maternal death (postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia

This publication presents case studies from three countries — Bangladesh, Nepal, and Zambia — that have introduced and scaled up the use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Francophone West Africa

Developed by Family Care International and Gynuity Health Projects, the Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage Information Kit contains four publications. Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Challenge for Safe Motherhood

In recent years, the Government of Kenya has endorsed a range of global and regional initiatives for accelerating action to improve the health and well-being of women and their children, including the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, the Maputo Plan of Action, and CARMMA, and has made specific commitments to achieve them.

Horizontes interculturales en salud y VIH es una aproximación al enfoque intercultural en las políticas públicas referidas a VIH y pueblos indígenas en Ecuador. Presenta una aproximación conceptual al enfoque intercultural y las políticas públicas; luego recoge datos nacionales sobre VIH, población en general y mujeres indígenas.

Una metodología participativa para evaluar las necesidades insatisfechas en salud sexual y reproductiva de poblaciones jóvenes de áreas rurales e indígenas de América Latina. La metodología promueve el involucramiento de las personas jóvenes en el mapeo de sus necesidades y la identificación de sus prioridades.

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The Mexican government is leading a movement – in collaboration with civil society partners – to strengthen the role of professional midwives in the continuum of women’s healthcare. Evidence shows that investing in competent, motivated, and enabled midwifery personnel is a cost-effective strategy to improve the quality of care and maternal and neonatal health outcomes.

A key element of successful tuberculosis (TB) control programs is adherence to treatment, and this is a cornerstone of most international and national policies and guidelines. Non-adherence is often due to patient-related factors but can also be a result of provider issues, such as stock-outs of TB medicines.

Over the past two decades, Ethiopia has improved its delivery of primary health care services and begun to make great progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, particularly with regard to maternal, newborn, and child health and the prevention and control of HIV and tuberculosis.

Final Report: Help Ethiopia Address Low TB Performance (HEAL TB) Project 2011–2016

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