Advancing disability inclusive policies and programs: Experience from the Center for Inclusive Policy and recommendations for how to ensure the right to health for all Over a billion people—including one in every five women globally—live with some form of disability. They are more likely to face poverty; experience violence; be denied health care, education, and [more…]
By Stephanie Ortoleva, Executive Director, and Anastasia Holoboff, Senior Legal Advisor, Women Enabled International Did you know that there are more than half a billion women with disabilities worldwide? That represents both an amazing source of untapped power and millions of women currently left behind. Empowering and engaging women with disabilities is essential to the [more…]
By Alejandro Solis, ICT Specialist-LAC Region, Center for Digital Acceleration This blog was originally posted on the DAI website. Studies on how many disabled people live in Honduras are scarce. Results of a survey by the National Statistics Institute (INE), carried out in September 2002, showed there are 177,516 people with disabilities in the country. [more…]
There have been a lot of problems and misconceptions surrounding menstruation in developing countries, particularly in Nigeria. Even when everyone can agree that menstrual hygiene management amongst adolescent girls and women in marginalized areas is very poor from the lack of modern facilities, there is an inability to implement a strategy that addresses this. In tackling this issue, PHAAE adopted the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA).
USAID LEARN released a new guide for hiring adaptive employees. This visual and user-friendly tool will help increase your chances of selecting staff skilled in adaptive management. Evidence shows that teams that apply more data-driven and adaptive leadership practices perform better than those that focus less on these practices.
This blog was originally posted on the Maternal Health Task Force website. Gestational diabetes may be a neglected contributor to the continuing high rates of maternal and neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Without proper care, gestational diabetes—high blood sugar that is detected during pregnancy (and can include previously undetected pre-pregnancy diabetes)—increases the risk of eclampsia, [more…]
FP2020 aimed high with a goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries to use safe and voluntary family planning by 2020. In the face of declining foreign assistance and funding for family planning, we need to secure political and financial commitment to sustain and build upon the significant gains we’ve made since 2012.
This blog was originally posted on the Global Health Now website. After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990. But global and country-level averages hide a tragic, more complex story: Even in countries [more…]
This blog was originally posted on The Challenge Initiative website. The Challenge Initiative—implemented in Tanzania as Tupange Pamoja—encourages active participation of adolescents and youth in the design of health programming, including programs related to contraception and healthy futures. Recently, the Tupange Pamoja team met with students at Tumaini University in Arusha to talk about reproductive [more…]
This blog was originally posted on the Health Policy Plus website. For many low- and middle-income countries, donor funding is needed to directly support access to “free” health services, such as family planning and HIV, in public facilities. At the recent Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) meeting in Ethiopia, while talking about insurance integration as a [more…]