Perceptions and experiences of the mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities in Guinea: a qualitative study with women and service providers

Perceptions and experiences of the mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities in Guinea: a qualitative study with women and service providers

Open access Mamadou Diouldé Balde, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Abou Bangoura, Oumar Sall, Anne Marie Soumah, Joshua P. Vogel and Meghan A. Bohren Abstract Background Every woman is entitled to respectful care during childbirth; so it is concerning to hear of informal reports of mistreatment during childbirth in Guinea. This study sought to explore the perceptions and experiences of mistreatment during childbirth, from the perspectives of women and service providers, and the analysis presents findings according to a typology of mistreatment during childbirth. Methods This study used qualitative methods (in-depth interviews (IDIs) and…

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Global Competency Framework for Clinical Research

Global Competency Framework for Clinical Research

What is it? The TDR Global Competency Framework for Clinical Research is a flexible framework which lists all the competencies that should be demonstrated by a research team to carry out a successful clinical study. The framework can be applied to any clinical research study, regardless of the size of the team, place, disease focus and type of research. Together with its supporting tools, the framework can be used to plan staffing requirements for a study,…

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2016 Guideline Update on HIV and Infant Feeding

2016 Guideline Update on HIV and Infant Feeding

  Evolution of the Guidelines In 2010, WHO for the first time recommended antiretroviral (ARV) drug interventions to prevent postnatal transmission of HIV through breastfeeding (BF). In the same year, the guidelines on HIV and infant feeding were updated to advise national authorities to promote and support one feeding practice to all women living with HIV accessing care in health facilities. The WHO consolidated guidelines on the use of ARV drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection were updated…

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Sexual and reproductive health of a and youth: A review of the evidence

Sexual and reproductive health of a and youth: A review of the evidence

Nearly one-fifth of girls in developing countries become pregnant by age 18.  Maternal mortality remains a leading cause of death among girls who become pregnant during adolescence, and compared to older women, girls 15-19 report a higher unmet need for contraception. This review examines the factors underlying unmet need among adolescent women and synthesizes the evidence on the most effective ways to improve their access to and use of contraception. Populations served: Adolescents and Youth, Women of Reproductive Age Health areas: Contraception Approaches: Communicating for Social Change,…

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The science of using research: why it starts with the policymaker

The science of using research: why it starts with the policymaker

By Laurenz Langer and Ruth Stewart Piles of evidence don’t make any difference if they’re not being used to develop policy. Governments all over the world invest large sums of public money into producing knowledge that helps them understand their countries’ complex socioeconomic issues. This knowledge, in the form of research, can be used to formulate potential solutions through public policies and programmes. But it’s not enough just to produce research. It must also be considered and drawn…

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