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Jhpiego Newsletter | December 2017
Mother and family
Linking Key and Vulnerable Populations to HIV Care in Tanzania
A new approach to identifying Tanzanians who are HIV positive is focused on getting the hard-to-reach into treatment. Clients like Amina Mohamedi.
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Uganda project educates adolescent mothers on healthy birth spacing
In Uganda, more than 50 percent of adolescents aged 15-19 have begun childbearing. Peer guides are helping teens access health services and plan their next pregnancy by choice not chance.
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In Malawi, most women who gave birth in a health facility were treated with respect. That's the core finding of a study reported in the article, “The prevalence of disrespect and abuse during facility-based maternity care in Malawi: evidence from direct observations of labor and delivery.” Researchers found instances of physical abuse to be rare, but health providers could consult more with their clients about the birth process.
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“Contraceptive Implant Discontinuation in Huambo and Luanda, Angola: A Qualitative Exploration of Motives” seeks to answer the question, 'Why do Angolan women stop using contraceptive implants?' Adverse side effects, desire for pregnancy, partner dissatisfaction, and religion were among the answers.
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