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 2016

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Adolescents in Bangladesh: Programmatic approaches to sexual and reproductive health education and services, Sigma Ainul, Ashish Bajracharya, and Laura Reichenbach

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A model for providing 24-hour normal delivery services at Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Forhana Rahman Noor, and Afsana Fatema Noor

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Analyzing the building blocks of resilience: Findings from a baseline survey of the Tuungane Population, Health, and Environment Project in western Tanzania, Kristin Bietsch, Reshma Naik, Kristen P. Patterson, Cara Honzak, Mustafa Kudrati, Hellen Magige, Cheryl Margoluis, Laura Subramanian, Christopher Hale, Carolyn Lamere, Sebastiaan Hess, and Craig Leisher

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Assessing maternal and newborn health commodities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Assessing the validity of indicators of the quality of maternal and newborn health care in Kenya, Ann K. Blanc, Charlotte E. Warren, Katharine McCarthy, James Kelly Kimani, Charity Ndwiga, and Saumya RamaRao

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A state-of-the-art synthesis on female genital mutilation/cutting: What do we know now?, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Reshma Naik, and Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs

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A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria, Karen Kirk and Ishita Chattopadhyay

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A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Pakistan, Saleem Shaikh and Ali M. Mir

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Barriers to fistula repair in Nigeria: A formative study, Population Council

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Barriers to fistula repair in Uganda: A formative study, Population Council

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Building a national pro-choice alliance in Mexico: Evaluation of the Alliance media campaign to promote access to safe, free, and legal abortion services, Population Council

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Can surveys of women accurately track indicators of maternal and newborn care? A validity and reliability study in Kenya, Katharine McCarthy, Ann K. Blanc, Charlotte E. Warren, James Kelly Kimani, Brian Mdawida, and Charity Ndwiga

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Conditional and unconditional cash transfers to improve use of contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic review, M.E. Khan, Avishek Hazra, Aastha Kant, and Moazzam Ali

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Considerations on the use and interpretation of survey data on FGM/C, Bettina Shell-Duncan

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Contraceptive method choice among women in slum and non-slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya, Rhoune Ochako, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Jerry Okal, Ian Askew, and Marleen Temmerman

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Contraceptive use dynamics in India: Cohort study of modern spacing contraceptive users, Population Council

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Corrective equations to self-reported height and weight for obesity estimates among U.S. adults: NHANES 1999–2008, Arupendra Mozumdar and Gary Liguori

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings to breastfeeding women, Population Council

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Effectiveness of a community-based SGBV prevention model in emergency settings in Uganda: Testing the 'Zero Tolerance Village Alliance' intervention, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, George Odwe, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Paul Orikushaba, Prosmolly Ayebale, William Onen, Fiona Nicholson, Rachel Chisinga-Francis, Peter Netshabako, Anne Katahoire, David Apollo Kazungu, Darlson Kusasira, Zahra Mirghani, and Joanina Karugaba

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Ending the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting in Egypt, Sarah Ghattass, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, and Salma Abou Hussein

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Ending the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting in Egypt [Arabic], Sarah Ghattass, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, and Salma Abou Hussein

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Evaluating the impact of integrated microfinance and reproductive (MF/RH) services on household wellbeing and reproductive health behaviors of women in Nigeria, Population Council

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Evaluation de la mise en oeuvre et des réalisations de l’Approche 3D au sein du Plan d’Action National de Planification Familiale (PANPF) au Sénégal—Technical Brief, Population Council

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Evaluation of the impact of strengthening Union Health and Family Welfare Centers for providing 24/7 normal delivery services in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Mohammed Sharif, Forhana Rahman Noor, Surojit Kundu, Shongkour Roy, Afsana Fatema Noor, and Ubaidur Rob

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Evidence to End FGM/C Research Programme: Presentation at the sixtieth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to help girls and women thrive, Population Council

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Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to help girls and women thrive [Arabic], Population Council

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Examining progress and equity in information received by women using a modern method in 25 developing countries, Anrudh K. Jain

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Factors contributing to maternal mortality in relatively resource-endowed urban contexts of developing countries: The case of Nairobi, Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Dan Okoro, Robert Ayisi, and Sam Ochola

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Fact sheet—How does quality of care relate to a rights-based approach to family planning programs?, Jan Kumar

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Fact sheet—Measuring quality of care: A review of methodologies and indicators, Katherine Tumlinson

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Family planning vouchers in low and middle income countries: A systematic review, Benjamin Bellows, Carol Bulaya, Sophie Inambwae, Craig L. Lissner, Moazzam Ali, and Ashish Bajracharya

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Findings from landscape analysis in Bangladesh on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Bauchi on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Cross River on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Ebonyi on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Katsina on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Kogi on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Nigeria on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Ondo on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Findings from landscape analysis in Sokoto on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, Population Council

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Formative research on assessing barriers to fistula care and treatment in Nigeria, Charlotte E. Warren, Rachel Agbonkhese, and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Formative research on factors influencing access to fistula care and treatment in Uganda, Pooja Sripad and Charlotte E. Warren

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Gender-based violence in rural Uttar Pradesh, India: Prevalence and association with reproductive health behaviors, Jaleel Ahmad, M.E. Khan, Arupendra Mozumdar, and Deepthi S. Varma

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Health impacts of female genital mutilation/cutting: A synthesis of the evidence, Samuel Kimani, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, and Carolyne Njue

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Implementation science approaches to family planning and reproductive health: Experiential learning and sharing for implementers, policy-makers, researchers, and advocates, Laura Reichenbach, Carolyn Rodehau, Emily Peca, and John Stanback

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Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme, Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Mills, and Benjamin Bellows

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Increasing access to magnesium sulphate in Nigeria, Population Council

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Increasing uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives in Cambodia through a voucher program: Evidence from a difference-in-differences analysis, Ashish Bajracharya, Lo Veasnakiry, Tung Rathavy, and Benjamin Bellows

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Innovation in evaluating the impact of integrated service-delivery: The Integra indexes of HIV and reproductive health integration, Susannah H. Mayhew, George B. Ploubidis, Andy Sloggett, Kathryn Church, Carol Dayo Obure, Isolde Birdthistle, Sedona Sweeney, Charlotte E. Warren, Charlotte Watts, Anna Vassall, and Integra Initiative

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Introducing contraceptive methods in low-resource settings: New opportunities in Kenya, Population Council

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Introducing contraceptive methods in low-resource settings: New opportunities in Nigeria, Population Council

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Introducing contraceptive methods in low-resource settings: New opportunities in Senegal, Population Council

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Introducing the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring in sub-Saharan Africa, Population Council

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

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Kenya: Helping adolescent mothers remain in school through strengthened implementation of school re-entry policies, Esther Lwanga Walgwe, Nancy Termini LaChance, Harriet Birungi, and Chi-Chi Undie

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan: Brief summary of findings, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Faisalabad, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Hyderabad, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Karachi, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Lahore, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Multan, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Peshawar, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Rawalpindi, Population Council

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Landscape analysis of the family planning situation in Pakistan—District profile: Sukkur, Population Council

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Landscaping analysis on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, Irfan Masood, Karen Kirk, Amy Dempsey, and Charlotte E. Warren

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Awa Diop Dabo, Awa Tounkara Cissé, and Seynabou Ba Diakhaté

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Seynabou Ba Diakhaté, Awa Tounkara Cissé, and Fatou Ndiaye Turpin

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L’expérience de femmes ayant subi une grossesse non désirée au Sénégal : Une étude qualitative [Compte rendu de la rencontre de partage des résultats], Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, and Babacar Mane

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Measuring and monitoring quality of care in family planning: Are we ignoring negative experiences?, Shannon Harris, Laura Reichenbach, and Karen Hardee

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Measuring progress in maternal and newborn health care in Mexico: Validating indicators of health system contact and quality of care, Ann K. Blanc, Claudia Diaz, Katharine McCarthy, and Karla Berdichevsky

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Measuring quality of care: A review of previously used methodologies and indicators, Katherine Tumlinson

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Men as contraceptive users: Programs, outcomes and recommendations, Karen Hardee, Melanie Croce-Galis, and Jill Gay

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Monitoring and evaluating FGM/C abandonment programs, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan and Carolyne Njue

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Myths and misinformation: An analysis of text messages sent to a sexual and reproductive health Q&A service in Nigeria, Ann K. Blanc, Kimberly Glazer, Uju Ofomata-Aderemi, and Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau

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Obstetric knowledge of nurse-educators in Nigeria: Levels, regional differentials and their implications for maternal health delivery, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Ayodeji Oginni, Jamilu Tukur, and Gloria Adoyi

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Operationalizing national protocol for preventing and managing PE/E in community facilities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Perceptions and experiences of integrated service delivery among women living with HIV attending reproductive health services in Kenya: A mixed methods study, Manuela Colombini, Susannah H. Mayhew, Richard Mutemwa, Jackline Kivunaga, Charity Ndwiga, and The Integra Research Team

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Pharmacy workers in Kenya need training and support on medical abortion information and referrals to prevent unsafe service provision, Jesse Njunguru, A. Finnie, Katharine Footman, Wilson Liambila, and Kate Reiss

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Pharmacy workers’ knowledge and provision of medication for termination of pregnancy in Kenya, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Vitalis Akora, Wilson Liambila, and Thoai Ngo

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Beneficial role in supporting breastfeeding, Population Council

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Programme de recherche pour mettre fin aux MGF/E, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package: Community flipchart, Population Council

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Reasons for preference of home delivery with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in rural Bangladesh: A qualitative exploration, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Musfikur Rahman, Tawhidur Rahman, Jahangir Hossain, Laura Reichenbach, and Dipak Kumar Mitra

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Rencontre de partage sur la problématique des grossesses non désirées chez les adolescents/jeunes au Sénégal : Compte rendu de rencontre, Babacar Mane, Marie-Jesus Buabey, Nafissatou Diop, and Patrick Mugirwa

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Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: Key messages from Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition, Robert Black, Carol Levin, Neff Walker, Doris Chou, Li Liu, Marleen Temmerman, and Karen Hardee

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Root causes and persistent challenges in accelerating the abandonment of FGM/C, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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Routine screening for intimate partner violence: A guide for trainers, Odongo Odiyo, Chi-Chi Undie, and Margaret Mak'anyengo

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Scaling up family planning in Zambia—Part 1: Assessment and feasibility of maintaining an innovative program, Benjamin Bellows, Mary Nambao, Luigi Jaramillo, Roz Fanaiayan, Mardieh Dennis, and Karen Hardee

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Scaling up family planning in Zambia—Part 2: The cost of scaling up family planning services, David Collins and Colin Gilmartin

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Screening for sexual and gender-based violence in emergency settings in Uganda: An assessment of feasibility, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Wossen Taye, Lilian Maate, Margaret Mak'anyengo, Anne Katahoire, David Apollo Kazungu, Darlson Kusasira, Zahra Mirghani, and Joanina Karugaba

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Senegal: The impact of a study on misoprostol use and knowledge among pharmacists, Eva Burke, E. Robinson, Nafissatou Diop, Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Maaike Van Min, Barbara Reichwein, and Ian Askew

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Situational analysis of the private sector in the delivery of family planning services in Egypt: Current status and potential for increased involvement, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, and Benjamin Bellows

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Strengthening factory health systems under Levi Strauss & Co.'s worker well-being initiative in Egypt, Population Council and The Evidence Project

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Stroke-attributable death among older persons during the great recession, April Falconi, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, Julia Goodman, Beth Anderson, Murray Lee, Benjamin Bellows, and Ralph A. Catalano

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Kenya (Brief #2), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Kenya (Brief #4), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from South Africa (Brief #1), Population Council

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The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Swaziland (Brief #3), Population Council