Return to Sexual Activity and Modern Family Planning Use in the Extended Postpartum Period: An Analysis of Findings from Seventeen Countries

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This paper examines the relationship of menses return, breastfeeding status, and postpartum duration on return to sexual activity and use of modern family planning among postpartum women. This paper presents results from a secondary data analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys from 17 countries. For postpartum women, the return of menses, breastfeeding status, and postpartum duration are significantly associated with …

Prevention and Control of Malaria in Pregnancy in the African Region: A Program Implementation Guide

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The guide was inspired by the WHO/AFRO Strategic Framework for Malaria Control during Pregnancy in the African Region, which presents a systematic approach to program implementation. This guide describes seven essential program components within that approach that are needed to put MIP policy into practice at the health care facility level. In addition, the Guide is intended to be complementary to …

Scaling up malaria in pregnancy programs: What it takes!

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This paper discusses the importance of strengthening the quality of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) services across the continuum of care, including focused antenatal care (ANC) services and increased involvement of communities in the prevention and case management of MIP, and presents recommendations for scale-up.

Landscape Analysis Synopsis: An Initial Investigation of the Drivers of Routine Immunization System Performance in Africa

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This landscape analysis represents the first step of the ARISE project in exploring the drivers of routine immunization (RI) system performance in sub-Saharan Africa. It reports on a systematic examination of written documentation of RI performance and existing performance data, and it summarizes interviews with implementers and technical and development partners to improve understanding of the drivers of system performance.