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Latest items for CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s ability to make decisions regarding reproduction was limited, and many lacked information on sexual and reproductive health. Women faced pressure to defer to their husbands and family on reproductive matters, including the number, spacing, and timing of pregnancies. Women often did not have access to contraception and skilled attendance during childbirth, including essential obstetric and postpartum care. . . . Many women and girls gave birth at home with only family members present. The 2013 DHS indicated skilled health personnel attended 55 percent of births" (page 21).
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"National health-care protocols require that women be offered postpartum care and counseling on methods and services related to family planning. The government offered special programs to meet the needs of vulnerable target groups, such as adolescents, internally displaced persons, urban migrants, persons in prostitution, and the very poor. In many remote villages, however, reproductive health-care services were nonexistent. Where remote services were available, the rugged terrain, inadequate roads, or lack of transport made them nearly inaccessible" (Pg 25).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"According to the UN Population Fund’s 2015 Trends in Maternal Mortality Report, the country had a maternal mortality rate estimated at 725 per 100,000 live births, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 28. Reducing maternal mortality remained a priority of the government, and activities in past years included additional training of midwives and providing incentives to pregnant women to seek prenatal care and childbirth at a hospital or clinic. Most women delivered outside of health facilities" (Pg 17).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health... identified that one in five mothers suffers from depression, anxiety or in some cases psychosis during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. A phased, five-year transformation programme, led by NHS England and backed by £365 million in funding, is underway"(27). "The Welsh Government has made £1.5m of recurrent funding available to develop community-based specialist perinatal services within every health board in Wales" (28).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly 49% of women had their last birth protected against neonatal tetanus" (133). "Institutional deliveries have increased from 5% in 2000 to 10% in 2011, and 26% in 2016. During the same period, home deliveries decreased from 95% in 2000 to 90% in 2011, and 73% in 2016" (133). "Seventeen percent of women and 13% of newborns received a postnatal check within the first 2 days of birth" (133). "In the 5 years before the survey, 28% of births were delivered by a skilled provider (Table 9.9). The majority of births are attended by traditional birth attendant (42%), nurses or midwives (20%) followed by doctors (6%), health extension workers (2%),...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Amendment to the National Health Insurance Law, providing for fertility preservation treatments for women and girls who are to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments, in 2011" (pg. 2).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Many communities in Nepal view menstruation as 'impure,' deeming women 'untouchable' when they have their period. As a result, families force women and girls to sleep in huts away from their homes when they menstruate, a custom known as chhaupadi. Women and girls are not only banished from the home, but are also barred from touching food, religious icons, cattle and men" (para 2-3)."She explained that the law failed to take into account the nuances of chhaupadi in different parts of Nepal and failed to address all the 45 restrictions that come with the practice, which include a ban on bathing and restrictions to women’s diets, they are only allowed...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Ministry of Health supports and monitors the implementation of mother’s, newborn’s and child’s integrated health care; provision of quality and effective services, mobilization of individuals, families and communities in promoting health and prevention of diseases such as HIV/AIDs, malaria and others; dissemination of gender mainstreaming into health care service for staff of health care facilities, focusing on improvement of women’s advancement strategy in the health sector, relating and integrating this task to health projects, sex-disaggregated statistics and promoting more women in decision making positions; issuing the Decree on Supports for Delivery and Treatment of Under-5 to address obstacles to access to health care for mothers and children; implementing free of...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-2, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The government provided essential health care for women, including skilled attendants during childbirth and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, although some rural women did not have access to these services" (page 17).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

" Skilled attendants at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in some rural indigenous areas" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

" Skilled attendants at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in some rural indigenous areas" (para. 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

During the fighting between Government army and Shan State Army (North), Government’s health workers have not only failed to provide health care service to refugees in Murng Hsu area but have also prohibited SWAN’s health workers from providing any service. In one case the government appointed midwife stationed in Hai Pa village ran away during the fighting. She came back to the village only after the fighting stopped. Then she took all the medicines that people donated for refugees to the government clinic in the village (Source: Shan Women’s Action Network) . . . Ma Tin Su, a government health worker and village tract hospital administrator based in Tha-yet-chaung Township,...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Healthcare investment has been so low that in rural areas one Government midwife oversees as many as 40 to 50 villages. As a result, in one survey almost two-thirds (73%) of ethnic women in Eastern Burma used traditional birth attendants when giving birth . . . Natural birth deliveries in government hospitals cost 100,000 to 300,000 Kyat (US $87.0 – US $ 260.87) and can be 400,000 Kyat once extraneous expenses are factored in. Caesarian birth deliveries cost 200,000 to 700,000 Kyat(US $173.91– US $608.7) . . . The doctor provides a list of all materials required for the procedure and the family must purchase everything before returning for the...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the high levels of malnutrition among women, in particular pregnant and lactating women, 28 per cent of whom are undernourished" (11).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"According to data published by the World Health Organization, in 2014 skilled personnel attended more than 99 percent of births" (page 29).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1

"In rural areas and in some urban areas, . . . lack of funds led to closing of maternity wards and operating rooms. At times cultural norms impeded women’s access to information regarding sexual health. According to 2011 statistics provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), skilled personnel attended approximately 52 percent of births and provided prenatal care in 87 percent of cases; the maternal mortality ratio was 410 deaths per 100,000 live births; and the lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 31. The Ministry of Health and Social Action estimated most maternal deaths in childbirth were preventable if skilled health personnel and emergency obstetrical services were available"...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that the percentage of births assisted by trained personnel is: 82.2% overall; 93.8% in Moroni; 91.7% in other cities; 92.2% in all urban areas, and 78.5% in rural areas. It also indicates that prenatal health care (at least one visit with a trained provider) was given to 92.9% of women in Moroni; 95.5% of women in other cities; 94.8% of women in all urban areas, 90.9% of women in rural areas, and 92.1% of women overall. Prenatal health care with at least four visits with a trained provider was given to 56% of women...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Ministry of Health, as many as 69 percent of all births were delivered by midwives. Oversight for midwifing programs was transferred from the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Ministry of Health and international NGOs identified several factors contributing to the maternal mortality rate, including lack of training for midwives and traditional birth attendants, continued lack of access to basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care, and limited availability of essential maternal and neonatal medications. Hospitals and health centers did not always manage complications effectively, and financial barriers and the limited availability of qualified health personnel caused problems for referrals for complications. A...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 69 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Austria, Canada, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 20 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, D R Congo, Suriname
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 80 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 93 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 55 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 65 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 68 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 85 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Congo, Rwanda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 91 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 34 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 19 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).