New Global Health Technical Briefs published on service provision, FGC,
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Four new Global Health Technical Briefs are now available at www.maqweb.org:
Global Health Technical Briefs: Checklists Reduce Medical Barriers to
Medical barriers often prevent clients from using their desired method of
family planning. Using checklists for determining pregnancy and eligibility for
oral contraceptives, injectables, and the IUD can effectively increase access
to family planning while helping ensure client safety.
Global Health Technical Briefs: Five Simple Ways to Improve Oral Contraceptive
Provision and Use
Providers can employ five simple strategies to reduce medical barriers to oral
contraceptive provision resulting in faster and safer delivery, and improved
counseling and use of OCs.
Global Health Technical Briefs: Accelerating the Abandonment of Female Genital
Cutting: Community Change to Support Human Rights
Female genital cutting affects an estimated 130 million girls and women, mainly
in Africa, and often leads to serious health problems. Community-based
approaches to accelerating abandonment of FGC have the best chance of achieving
Global Health Technical Briefs: Helping Women with HIV Decide About
Breastfeeding: What Family Planning Programs Can Do
The mistaken belief that all mothers with HIV will pass HIV to their infants
through breastfeeding has overshadowed the health and life-saving benefits of
breastfeeding. Program managers can help ensure that family planning providers
are taught the facts about HIV and breastfeeding and taught how to help women
with HIV weigh the various risks in deciding whether to breastfeed.
New Global Health Technical Briefs are posted regularly on MAQWeb at
http://www.maqweb.org/techbriefs/index.shtml. Currently, the site offers 32
technical briefs on Family Planning, Healthcare Programming, Maternal and Child
Health, and Malaria. The INFO Project produces Global Health Technical Briefs
for the Maximizing Access and Quality Initiative.
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Theresa C. Norton
Associate Editor, INFO Project
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