Resources on Sexual & reproductive health

An estimated 290,000 women die each year in developing countries from pregnancy-related causes, and 2.9 million newborns die in the first month of life. Nearly all of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

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Women's economic contribution in one Laotian village is now seen to be as important as their role as mothers and wives, as a result of UNFPA assistance. Villagers now have access to reproductive health information and services, too, thanks to the efforts of the Fund and its national partners, the Lao Women's Union and the Ministry of Health.

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In Asia, more than half of all women of reproductive age want to avoid a pregnancy. However, 22% of these women—141 million in 2014—are either using no method or using a less effective, traditional method.

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For further information on assessment tools, please see websites below: Compendium of Maternal and Newborn Health Toolshttp://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/html/ms-02-09.htmll Tools and Methods For Health System...

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THE WHO STRATEGIC APPROACH TO  STRENGTHENING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES SA AJPH Making decisions with Questionnaires Summary Experiences with Resources for TA   SITUATION ANALYSIS Clinic...

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Turkey used quality surveys as the main mechanism to collect data on reproductive health programmes not otherwise routinely collected or available through other means such as periodic demographic and health surveys.

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The Zimbabwe maternal and neonatal assessment provides data for the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (“the Ministry”) to base policy, planning and other managerial and clinical decisions.

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The objective of this adaptable tool is to assess HIV and sexual and reproductive health bi-directional linkages at the policy, systems and service-delivery levels.

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The strategic pathway to reproductive health commodity security (SPARHCS) is a tool to help countries develop and implement strategies to secure essential supplies for family planning and reproductive health programmes.

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