The Population Council's Reproductive Health program strives to improve sexual and reproductive health, especially for vulnerable people in developing countries. We help individuals to achieve their family planning and reproductive health goals through improvements in technologies and services. We work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and to improve equity and quality in the delivery of care.

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Submissions from 2018

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Financement de la planification familiale, Moazzam Ali and Benjamin Bellows

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Élargissement du choix des contraceptifs, Heather Clark, Saumya RamaRao, Catherine Unthank, Kazuyo Machiyama, and Nandita Thatte

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Dataset: Time use patterns of women in rural Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Laili Irani

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Accélérer l’adoption de la planification familiale volontaire et fondée sur les droits dans les pays en développement, Kazuyo Machiyama, Francis Obare, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Doris Chou, Mario Festin, Rajat Khosla, James Kiarie, Lale Say, and Nandita Thatte

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Réduction des grossesses précoces et involontaires chez les adolescents, Francis Obare, Caroline W. Kabiru, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, and Matti Parry

Submissions from 2017

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Assurer la sécurité des contraceptifs par des chaînes d’approvisionnement efficacies, Moazzam Ali

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Partenariat avec le secteur privé pour renforcer la fourniture de la contraception, Karen Hardee, David Wofford, and Nandita Thatte

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Amélioration de la prestation de services de planification familiale pendant les crises humanitaires, Chi-Chi Undie, Rajat Khosla, and Karl Blanchet

Submissions from 2014

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Unintended pregnancy by the numbers: A look at Kenya, Carol Mukiira, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

Submissions from 2013

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Do public health services in Egypt help women exercise their reproductive rights?, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Reviewing the evidence and identifying gaps in family planning research: The unfinished agenda to meet FP2020 goals, Ian Askew and Martha Brady

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Scaling up advocacy for gender-based violence and child sexual abuse in the East, Central and Southern Africa region: Technical exchange and meeting, East Central and Southern African Health Community

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Demographic dividend, a window of opportunity for development: Implications for South-South cooperation, Selina F. Esantsi

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Challenges in impact evaluation, Anrudh K. Jain

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Gender-based violence: A qualitative exploration of norms, experiences and positive deviance, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, and Shagun Sabarwal

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Policy brief—Mainstreaming emergency contraception in developing countries: A toolkit for policymakers and service providers, Wilson Liambila, Saumya RamaRao, Joyce Wanderi Maina, and Mary W. Gathitu

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Approaches that will yield greater success when implementing self-administered electronic data capture ICT systems in the developing world with an illiterate or semi-literate population, Stanley J. Mierzwa, Samir Souidi, Irene Friedland, Sarah A. Littlefield, Lauren L. Katzen, Craig Savel, Deborah Boccio, and Saumya RamaRao

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Assessing retention and motivation of public health-care providers (particularly female providers) in rural Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Gul Rashinda Shaikh, Saleem Shaikh, Neha Mankani, Anushe Hassan, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Day of dialogue: Expanding opportunities for increased access to emergency contraception (EC) in Nigeria, Population Council

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Day of dialogue: Mainstreaming emergency contraception in the National Family Welfare Program, Population Council

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Journee de dialogue sur la contraception d'urgence (CU), Population Council and International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

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Assessment of the availability and use of maternal health supplies in the primary health care system in Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Sarah Raifman, Sisay Mellese, Kelemua Hailemariam, Ian Askew, and Annabel Erulkar

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Post-abortion care in Pakistan: A national study, Zeba Sathar, Susheela Singh, Zakir Hussain Shah, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, and Kanwal Eshai

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Effectiveness of a comprehensive sexual and gender-based violence prevention project for in-school girls in Swaziland, Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA)

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Quality of care and client willingness to pay for family planning services at Marie Stopes International in Burkina Faso, Placide Tapsoba, Dalomi Bahan, Emily Forsyth Queen, Gisele Kaboré, and Sally Hughes

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Feasibility of routine screening for intimate partner violence in public health care settings in Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, and Ian Askew

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Mitigating the consequences of sexual violence in Zambia by decentralizing emergency medical responses to police victim support units: Report on the feasibility of police provision of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PEP) in Zambia, Mary Zama, Mardieh Dennis, Jessica Price, Stephanie M. Topp, Jonathan Kaunda Mwansa, and Jill Keesbury

Submissions from 2012

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Increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services through community work: A case study of a dual cadre model in India, Jaleel Ahmad, Isha Bhatnagar, and M.E. Khan

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in Nigeria, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Araoyinbo Idowu, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in Nigeria: Key findings, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Araoyinbo Idowu, and Ayodeji Oginni

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning emergency contraception: A multicountry study in India, Nigeria, and Senegal, Martha Brady, M.E. Khan, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Babacar Mane, Ian Askew, and Saumya RamaRao

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Country mapping: Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku and Saumya RamaRao

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Community health workers for maternal and child health, Leah Jarvis and Nancy Termini LaChance

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A review and evaluation of multi-sectoral response services ('one-stop centers') for gender-based violence in Kenya and Zambia, Jill Keesbury, Washington Onyango-Ouma, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Frederick Mugisha, Emmy Kageha, and Ian Askew

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Community midwifery services in Kenya: Implementation guidelines, Kenya Ministry of Health

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Situation analysis of behavior change communication activities in Bihar: A step towards developing a comprehensive BCC strategy, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Avishek Hazra, and Mukesh Kumar

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Key opinion leaders' views regarding emergency contraception in India, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit

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Providers' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Key findings, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit

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Attitudes, beliefs, and practices of providers and key opinion leaders on emergency contraception in India, M.E. Khan, Deepthi S. Varma, Isha Bhatnagar, Anvita Dixit, and Martha Brady

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Final survey report, M.E. Khan, Deepthi S. Varma, Isha Bhatnagar, Anvita Dixit, and Martha Brady

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Integration of family planning into other health services in Ghana: Performance needs assessment at four facilities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions, Amos Laar

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services through the community midwifery model in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Ruth Wayua Muia, and Assumpta Matekwa

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Birth spacing and family planning uptake in Pakistan: Evidence from FALAH, Arshad Mahmood

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Situation analysis of health facilities with special reference to family planning services in Pakistan, Arshad Mahmood, Muhammad Jamil Arshad, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Assessment of management information system [MIS] of national program for family planning and primary health care [LHW Program], Arshad Mahmood and Syeda Saman Naz

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Contraceptive use dynamics in Pakistan 2008-09, Arshad Mahmood and Syeda Saman Naz

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Introduction of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) through lady health workers (LHWs) program in Pakistan: Findings of an evaluation study, Arshad Mahmood and Yasir Bin Nisar

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Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in Senegal: Key findings, Babacar Mane, Martha Brady, Saumya RamaRao, and Fatou Bintou Mbow

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Country mapping: Senegal, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, Nancy Termini LaChance, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Attitudes, beliefs, and practices of key opinion leaders (KOL) and providers about emergency contraception (EC) in Senegal, Babacar Mane, Saumya RamaRao, Martha Brady, Fatou Bintou Mbow, and Ababacar Thiam

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Attitudes, croyances et pratiques des leaders d'opinion clés (loc) et des prestataires sur la contraception d'urgence (CU) au Sénégal, Babacar Mane, Saumya RamaRao, Martha Brady, Fatou Bintou Mbow, and Ababacar Thiam

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Repositioning community-based family planning in Ghana: A case study of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS), Stephen Ntsua, Placide Tapsoba, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Frank K. Nyonator

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Positive action for HIV in schools in Kenya, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Monica Wanjiru, Sheila Bayley, John Kiunjuri, Mary Omondi, Rob Burnet, and Bridget Deacon

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Country mapping: Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Harriet Birungi, Eseoise Itombra, Heather Clark, and Saumya RamaRao

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Bellagio consensus: Recommendations for action to increase access to highly effective, long-acting, reversible contraception, Population Council

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Critical issues for integrating SRH and HIV/AIDS services to provide dual protection against unintended pregnancy and HIV/STI acquisition, Population Council

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The Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-based Violence Network Annual Partners Meeting: June 26-27 2012, Mombasa, Kenya—meeting report, Population Council

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Incentivizing providers to improve maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh: Pay-for-performance model refinement and advocacy (P4P MRA) final report, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Farhana Akter, and Anup Kumar Dey

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Rape sentencing study: A review of statutory sentencing provisions for rape, defilement, and sexual assault in East, Central, and Southern Africa, Jill Thompson and Felly Nkweto Simmonds

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Expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health and HIV information and services for married adolescent girls in Nyanza Province, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Ben Ochieng, Wilson Liambila, Erick Oweya, Ian Askew, Rob Burnet, Bridget Deacon, and Aisha Mohamed

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Routine screening for intimate partner violence in public health care settings in Kenya: An assessment of acceptability, Chi-Chi Undie, Catherine Maternowska, Margaret Mak'anyengo, Harriet Birungi, Jill Keesbury, and Ian Askew

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Replication of the Community Mobilization for Postabortion Care (COMMPAC) model in Naivasha District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya: An evaluation report, Chi-Chi Undie, Francis Obare, and Saumya RamaRao

Submissions from 2011

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Scaling up the provision of family planning messages in antenatal and postpartum services in Upper Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Sally Saher

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Operationalizing and scaling up HIV/RH referrals in Kenya: The way forward, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Scaling up the integration of tuberculosis screening into reproductive health services, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents living with HIV in Kenya, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Ibrahim Mohammed, Margaret Gitau, and Margaret Makumi

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Ten years of the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project: What has happened?, Humphres Evelia, Monica Wanjiru, Francis Obare, and Harriet Birungi

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Social mobilization strategy, Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)

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Increasing access to family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services through task-sharing between community health workers (CHWs) and community mid-level professionals in large-scale public-sector programs: A literature review to help guide case studies, James R. Foreit and Sarah Raifman

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Costing and economic analysis of strengthening union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services in Bangladesh, Sushil Ranjan Howlader

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Increasing access to safe abortion in rural Maharashtra: Outcomes of a comprehensive abortion care model, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Increasing access to safe abortion in rural Rajasthan: Outcomes of a comprehensive abortion care model, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Comprehensive responses to sexual violence in East and Southern Africa: Lessons learned from implementation, Jill Keesbury, Ian Askew, Monica Wanjiru, Grace Chiyaba, Kate Wilson, and Felly Nkweto Simmonds

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Introduction of medical abortion in Ghana, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Placide Tapsoba, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Ian Askew

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Linking HIV-positive family planning clients to treatment and care services in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Ruth Wayua Muia, Joyce Wanderi Maina, Mary N. Maina, Christine Awuor, and Ibrahim Mohammed

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Integrating tuberculosis case finding and treatment into postnatal care, Charity Ndwiga, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Shiphrah Kuria, Joseph Sitienei, and Sam Ochola

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Levels, trends and determinants of contraceptive use among adolescent girls in Kenya, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Monica Wanjiru, Wilson Liambila, and Ian Askew

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Female genital mutilation practices in Kenya: The role of alternative rites of passage. A case study of Kisii and Kuria districts, Habil Oloo, Monica Wanjiru, and Katy Newell-Jones

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Community health workers and the media can be effective in providing health information to married adolescent girls in the community, Population Council

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Community health workers can effectively provide information and referrals to people living with HIV in their communities, Population Council

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Expanding access to safe abortion and post-abortion care: Recommendations of a South Asia regional consultation, Population Council

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Focus on male youths in addressing alcohol and drug abuse risk in the context of HIV prevention among young people, Population Council

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Integrating alcohol risk reduction into HTC services, Population Council

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Service improvements and community education lead to increase in uptake of HIV services for infants and young children, Population Council

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Shaping demand and practices to improve family health outcomes in northern India: A framework for behavior change communication, Population Council

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level in Kenya, Population Council

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Using community health workers can lead to positive sexual behavior outcomes among people living with HIV, Population Council

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Using evidence to improve primary health care in Thai Nguyen Province, Population Council

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Using youth-friendly communication approaches to communicate HIV/AIDS with young people is feasible and acceptable, Population Council

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A pay-for-performance innovation integrating the quantity and quality of care in maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh, Laila Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and Md. Hafizur Rahman

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The prevention and management of HIV and sexual and gender-based violence: Responding to the needs of survivors and those-at-risk, Sarah Raifman, Ian Askew, Sajeda Amin, Jill Keesbury, Saiqa Mullick, Judith A. Diers, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Chi-Chi Undie, Mary Zama, Mantshi Menziwa, Sherry Hutchinson, and Naomi Rutenberg

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Informe años dos Movil.com: Evaluación de la línea final resumen de hallazgos principales, Annik Sorhaindo, Xipatl Contreras, Kate S. Wilson, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Innovative financing through pay-for-performance for providers to improve quality of care in Bangladesh: Transforming research into action, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, and Ismat Ara Hena

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Survey of domestic and work life experience and reproductive health of women workers of selected industrial compounds in Ha Noi, Nguyen Thi Van Anh and Nguyen Hong Phuong

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Making HIV services more responsive to young children and infants in Nyanza, Monica Wanjiru

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Provider-related barriers to accessing emergency contraception in developing countries: A literature review, Katherine Williams

Submissions from 2010

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Maternal and neonatal health services in Sudan: Results of a situation analysis, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Maha El-Rabbat

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Greenstar Social Marketing private-sector activities in PAIMAN project: Process evaluation of Greenstar Social Marketing initiatives to improve and expand maternal and newborn health services and coverage, Munir Afridi

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Improving the health care response to gender-based violence: Project evaluation report, Meiwita P. Budiharsana and Mai Quoc Tung

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Guidelines for pilot study on introducing pay-for-performance (P4P) approach to increase utilization of maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Population Council, and UNICEF