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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"UNICEF reported that the deteriorating health system, lack of medicine, and emergency referrals affected the high rate of maternal mortality. The World Food Program found that 31 percent of women surveyed suffered from anemia, which increases the likelihood of maternal mortality. The country reported in its 2009 National Human Rights Reportsubmitted to the UN Universal Periodic Review that 98 percent of women received professional help during childbirth. The 2012 UN Overview of Needs and Assistance in the DPRK report found that 68 percent of monthly deliveries took place at county hospitals or clinics at the village level, but approximately 42 percent of these facilities did not have resuscitation equipment for ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: North Korea, United States, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"By contrast, around a quarter of babies in England and Wales are delivered by caesarean section"(para 18)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"'I [Elham]went to the police [to report domestic violence] many times. Even covered with blood or almost naked. They would do nothing for me. They would tell me that they don’t have the right to go with me into the house. They would tell me to go to the doctor to get a medical certificate but I had no ID and no money with me'"(7)."The police arrested her [Khadija's] husband only once, in 2014, after he broke her nose while she was pregnant. A doctor issued a medical certificate indicating that she needed 21 days of rest for her injuries. Khadija showed the medical certificate to the prosecutor, who gave ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Maternity wards in the region are below acceptable standards, resulting in preventable maternal deaths and injuries. Corruption is also omnipresent in the health system: without a bribe a pregnant woman can hardly get adequate help. Even a bribe cannot guarantee quality care: women often encounter incompetent and negligent doctors"(para 5)."In one hospital in Ingushetia, several cases of alleged criminal negligence, including instances in which women lost their babies and reproductive organs and one woman died, have been reported, most recently in September 2015. Investigations have so far led nowhere. In Dagestan, three women reportedly died in a hospital in the town of Kizilyurt in the last couple of months, relatives ...more
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Eleven of those interviewed reported restricted access to health care or education because of discriminatory ISIS policies, including rules limiting male doctors from touching, seeing, or being alone with female patients" (para 6). "Women and girls faced further barriers because of restrictions imposed by ISIS. Fearful of punishment, the women said, most male doctors would not examine female patients. One woman from the village of Kubaiba said a doctor would not examine her daughter, who she feared had typhoid, leaving it to the girl to describe her symptoms. Another said her doctor asked her to open her mouth and then peered at her sore throat from across the room. In ...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In India's caste system, the Dalits are traditionally regarded as the lowest of the low. Seen as 'unclean,' they are considered untouchable by the higher castes.The country's 2011 census, the latest available, states that just over 16 percent of India's population are Dalits -- making up roughly 200 million people"(para 1-2)."'I am a TB (Tuberculosis) patient and because I am Dalit, the doctor will not even come close to me. But when an upper caste patient comes to the clinic, the doctor goes close to the patient and sees them properly without any hesitation'"(para 9). This statement was made by Kavita, age 25 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China, Mexico, Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2012, Jungle Mamas has been collaborating with One Heart World-Wide, a world-renouned organization that has worked to reduce maternal and neonatal health in Nepal, Tibet, and Mexico.Through this collaboration, Jungle Mamas has worked to successfully implement One Heart’s Network of Safety; a proven effective, sustainable, and replicable model that works with all stakeholders—families, communities, local and national governments—in the active engagement of reducing maternal and newborn death. The Network of Safety 'raises awareness, teaches good practices, and distributes essential supplies to ensure that mothers and infants survive delivery and the first months of life'"(para 8-9)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2006, the Jungle Mamas program has been working in collaboration with the Achuar Nation of Ecuador to develop a model of addressing maternal, infant, and community health in a way that is culturally appropriate, empowering, and sustainable"(para 1)."Ecuador’s Achuar population, nearing approximately 7,000 between the provinces of Pastaza and Morona-Santiago, resides in some of the most remote and hard to access primary rainforest in the country. Due large in part to both geographic and socio-economic limitations, access to healthcare both at the community and urban levels has been significantly limited for the Achuar people.Our model of working with the Achuar is one that addresses all of these limitations by ...more
Sept. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"CARACAS, Venezuela — In crisis-hit Venezuela, where raising a family is an increasingly grueling and expensive task, a growing number of young women are choosing to be sterilized.With inflation spiraling out of control, food and medicine supplies dwindling and violent crimes on the rise, women as young as 27 are seeking out surgeons to avoid unwanted pregnancies. A study by PLAFAM, the biggest family planning clinic in the country, estimates that about 23 percent more Venezuelan women are being sterilized today as compared to four years ago, said the clinic’s director, Enrique Abache. 'The financial crisis is one of the main causes for this,' he explained"(para 1-3)."'It wasn’t a hard ...more
Sept. 11, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Most girls don’t have the money or support from their mothers to buy appropriate hygiene products. Sanitary pads can sometimes be found in supermarkets in major Afghan cities, but are hidden away in a section that not many can see" (para 5). "Ministry of Education and UNICEF conducted in Kabul and nearby Parwan Province, 29 percent of girls miss school due to menstruation, over 70 percent do not shower during their period and half were unaware of what it was before it started. Ignorance has led girls and women to use dirty rags that can lead to infection, and many are too ashamed to ask for medication during painful cramps. ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Although the victim was hospitalized a day later because of excessive vaginal bleeding and would continue to bleed for weeks afterward, the female physician wrote in her report that there was no bleeding and did not mention the burns on her body obvious to police and her family. She noted that the girl’s hymen was no longer intact but concluded that ‘no definite opinion about rape’ could be given. Many rape cases are hampered by poorly trained doctors … Sexual-assault examination guidelines for doctors were established only in 2014” (para 22-23).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“In Kampala, key stakeholders noted that the lack of reproductive health services, particularly for adolescent girls, is a major gap in the city’s services” (26).
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Siyuama, the 12-year-old girl, is glad she had an alternative. 'My sister bled until she fainted after being circumcised,' she recalls. 'We rushed her to the hospital, but unluckily she died. I vowed never to be circumcised in my life'"(para 14)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The survey also collected information on restrictions or limitations to women’s freedom – such as being prevented from seeing friends, communicating with family, performing religious practices or seeking health care without permission. More than 42 per cent of women reported experiencing such restrictions" (para 12-13).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Even today, postnatal women keep in dirt, inhumane cowshed in Bajura, Humla and Mugu. They are so far behind from the popular activities of government such as regular pregnancy check-up, safe delivery, nutrition"(para 1)."'Today, it was 12 days of my child delivery. I am living in this shed since child delivery. I am here because myself and my baby is not allow to touch by family members at home. I am not living in this cowshed during menstruation and childbirth, but also all women members from my family are living here. My maternal house is in Humla, all women live in cowshed like this. I have already delivered five babies. ...more
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Disease has been reduced and nutrition has improved. Barquera et al. (2006) reported less disease amongst preschoolers, increases in the proportion of pregnant women attending health centres, reduction in morbidity among adults, and reduction in anaemia in undertwos"(62)
Aug. 8, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"According to the announcement, female workers in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region can take paid leave for one or two days if they are unable to carry out their work due to heavy menstruation or severe period pain. In such cases, they are required to obtain a medical certificate to prove their condition.So far, over 10 Chinese provinces have issued similar relevant documents, granting female workers special rights"(para 2-3)."Reality shows little optimism for the implementation of paid menstrual leave"(para 12)"In addition, female employees would rather bear the discomfort [of menstruation] than go to the hospital for a certificate [certifying heavy menstruation or severe period pain for paid menstrual leave], ...more
July 27, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"[Forcing pregnant girls to attend alternative schools is] not addressing the high rates of sexual violence and abusive relationships that girls encounter every day" (para 9).
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

¨AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, ´You decide your birthing position.´Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including their tradition of giving birth in an upright position. Many women chose to deliver at home instead, where they would be unable to access help if complications arose¨(para 1-2).¨¨The (Ayacucho Women´s Foundation)group then approached UNFPA for assistance. UNFPA convened a dialogue with health officials and community leaders, which resulted in a totally new approach to maternal ...more
July 13, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

``Thus, the Court (Inter-American Court of Human Rights) recognized that the freedom and autonomy of women in sexual and reproductive health, generally, has historically been limited or annulled on the basis of negative and harmful gender stereotypes in which women have been socially and culturally viewed as having a predominantly reproductive function, and men viewed as decision-makers over women’s bodies. The Court recognized that non-consensual sterilization reflects this historically unequal relationship. The Court noted how the process of informed decision-making operated under the harmful stereotype that I.V., as a woman, was unable to make such decisions responsibly, leading to 'an unjustified paternalistic medical intervention' restricting her autonomy and freedom``(para 4).¨ ...more
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at reports that indigenous and ethnic minorities, such as Ainu, Buraku and Zainichi Korean women, and women with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and migrant women, continue to experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. The Committee is particularly concerned that these women continue to have limited access to health, education and employment" (14)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Immigrant women are significantly less likely to have health insurance coverage than U.S.-born women (66.3 percent of immigrant women aged 18–64 compared with 84.6 percent of U.S.-born women of the same age range)” (131)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“In 2013, women aged 18–64 were the most likely to have health insurance coverage in Massachusetts (96.2 percent), followed by the District of Columbia (94.3 percent) and Vermont” (126)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Health insurance coverage rates vary by race and ethnicity. Among the largest racial and ethnic groups, white (86.8 percent) and Asian/Pacific Islander (82.8 percent) women had the highest rates of coverage in 2013. Hispanic and Native American women had the lowest rates at 64.0 and 67.7 percent, respectively” (130)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“The percent of women with health insurance in 2013 (81.5) was also slightly lower than in 2002 (82.3 percent), but the 2013 data do not reflect shifts in coverage following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010” (126)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Nearly all women and men aged 65 and older (99 percent) have health insurance coverage. One key source of coverage for older adults is Medicare, the federal health program that provides health insurance coverage to older Americans and younger adults with permanent disabilities (Kaiser Family Foundation 2013b and 2013c). Among women aged 65 and older with health insurance, the vast majority receive Medicare (97.6 percent). More than half (56 percent) of all Medicare recipients are women, and women are two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries aged 85 and older” (142)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Rates of uninsurance among millennial women under age 25 decreased dramatically following implementation of the ACA. The percentage of women aged 18 to 24 without health insurance decreased by more than a third, from 24.9 percent to 15.9 percent” (128)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“In the United States, 81.5 percent of nonelderly women (aged 18–64) had health insurance coverage in 2013, a slightly higher proportion than men of the same age range (77.1 percent; Figure 4.1). According to IWPR analysis of 2013 American Community Survey microdata, 59.6 percent of nonelderly women were insured through a union or employer, either their own or their spouse’s. Medicare covered 3.8 percent of nonelderly women, and Medicaid and other means-tested programs covered 15.6 percent. Approximately 9.5 percent of women had health insurance purchased directly from an insurance company” (126)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Millennial women had higher rates of health insurance coverage than millennial men in 2013 (79.2 percent compared with 72.8 percent), but lower rates of coverage than all nonelderly women and men. Coverage rates also varied among younger and older millennials: in the United States overall, women aged 16–25 (who under the ACA are allowed to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan) were more likely to have coverage than those aged 26–34 (80.6 compared with 77.5 percent)” (128)