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Gender at the Heart of ICPD

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This document presents UNFPA's Strategic Framework on Gender Mainstreaming and the Empowerment of Women. It reflect lessons learned from a 2008-2009 capacity assessment exercise, as well as the need for an increased focus on gender in the context of addressing the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development. The Framework outlines UNFPA's policy and programme priorities for the empowerment of women and girls and for incorporating a gender perspective across the organization's work.

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Maternal Death Review in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Maternal Death Review (MDR) is a key element for improving the quality of maternal health care services by focusing on the preventable causes of deaths and what could have been done to avert the death. MDR does more than count maternal deaths; it looks beyond the numbers to study the causes and avoidable factors behind each death, leading to actions to improve quality of care and address factors that could have contributed to the death based on the findings. Universal reporting of maternal death is an important element of health management information systems as long as it leads to the allocation of resources to address the gaps.

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Sub-Regional PMTCT Capacity Building Meeting On Primary Prevention of HIV & Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies

Annual Report

The Eastern and Southern African sub-region has more than 60% of the globalburden of preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)of HIV and has 15 of the 25 high burden countries. Additionally, HIV-related conditions have become the leading cause of maternal and child mortality. Remarkable progress has been made in the implementation of PMTCT strategies to reduce the risk of mother-to-infant transmission from nearly 40 per cent to under 5 per cent. However, much more needs to be done in the area of primary prevention of HIV and prevention of unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV, where UNFPA is expected to provide leadership.

 

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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security

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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS) provided sustained multi-year support to 11 Stream 1 countries and funded targeted initiatives in 34 Stream 2 countries. In total, the Global Programme focused on 45 countries, a deliberately tighter focus than the previous year.

 

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The State of the World's Midwifery 2011

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The first ever State of the World’s Midwifery report is focused on 58 countries with high rates of maternal, foetal and  newborn mortality. Its content has been largely informed by responses to a detailed survey that was developed to collect new or updated data and information in six areas: the number and types of practising midwifery personnel, education, regulation, professional association, policies and external development assistance.

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National Survey on Availability of Modern Contraceptives and Essential Life Saving Maternal/RH Medicines in Service Delivery Points in Ethiopia

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Since 2007, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been supporting the strengthening and mainstreaming of reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) into the existing health system through the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS). The purpose is to provide special support to close gaps in reaching the targets set by the Health Sector Development Plan and the health MDGs.

 

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UNFPA Annual Report 2010

Annual Report

Donor contributions to UNFPA and other income in 2010 reached a record $870 million, up from $783 million a year earlier, according to the UNFPA Annual Report 2010, which also shows that 21 donors each made contributions exceeding $1 million and that the contribution from the Netherlands—UNFPA’s largest donor in 2010—totalled more than $119 million.

 

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Kenya: Advancing the Sexual & Reproductive Health & Human Rights of People Living With HIV

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The main purpose of this study was to assess information about sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially PMTCT needs and experiences of people with HIV (PLHIV) in Kenya in order to inform efforts aimed at increasing access to SRHR services for people living with HIV. The overall objective of this study was to implement mapping tools which have been developed by and for PLHIV to gather evidence about key issues that affect PLHIV for the purpose of advocacy for PLHIV networks. The study makes findings in three thematic areas - policy framework for HIV/AIDS/PMTCT in Kenya, health systems and service delivery.

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Nigeria Millennium Development Goals

Annual Report

The MDG Report 2010, as with reports of its kind before, is a Nigeria-specific analysis of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. It captures MDG interventions, challenges and successes, as well as 'misses' since the Mid-Point Assessment was published in 2007/2008.

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2010 Report: Global Programme on Reproductive Health Commodities & Maternal Health Thematic Fund

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This report looks at the outputs and results of the Global Programme on Reproductive Health Commodoties & Maternal Health Thematic fund in Ethiopia. 

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