Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception Among HIV-Positive Women
This baseline study was conducted to assess the performance of the ARISE (Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk Populations) project in Uganda. The objectives of the project were to address the high unmet need for family planning in Uganda and prevent HIV infections by educating mothers on how to limit transmission to their infants and through the encouragement of partner counseling and testing. This study revealed that unmet need for family planning was lower in the study population than in the general population.
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The Effect of Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Age at Marriage and First Birth in Rural Bihar, India
This paper describes the results of a survey of participants in an adolescent education program implemented by the PRACHAR project in rural Bihar.
This study assesses the level of knowledge and attitudes toward Violence Against Women among community members in targeted communities in Gaza Province, Mozambique at baseline.
Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Youth Living with HIV in Tanzania: A qualitative study exploring the experiences and perceptions of young home based care clients, their caregivers, and care providers
This qualitative study explores the experiences, perceptions and reproductive health needs of young people (15-24) living with HIV who are enrolled in Home Based Care (HBC) programs.
Addressing Unmet Need for Long Acting Family Planning in Ethiopia - Uptake of Implanon and Characteristics of Users
This working paper presents the results of a study conducted in Ethiopia that shows that providing Implanon through community-health workers is effective in reaching women who have unmet need for family planning.
This study uses longitudinal data from the Matlab Demographic Surveillance System to investigate factors commonly believed to increase maternal mortality risk: too young, too short, a birth interval,too many children, and too old.
A Reproductive Health Communication Model That Helps Improve Young Women's Reproductive Life and Reduce Population Growth: The Case of PRACHAR from Bihar, India
This paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to young people can help increase age of marriage, increase contraceptive use among young couples, and provide populations better access to reproductive health services.
This publication identifies how ARISE effectively used data to review its work and make improvements to planned interventions, resulting in improved performance.
Strengthening Community and Health Systems for Quality PMTCT: Applications in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ethiopia
This technical brief discusses PMTCT implementation experience in four African countries, providing recommendations for future efforts to more holistically advance improved PMTCT outcomes in resource-limited settings.