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The Global Health: Science and Practice Journal released its December 2014 issue. As always the journal featured important contributions to many different fields in global health, adding the "practice" perspective to scientific research. Highlights from this month include articles covering a range of global health topics, including Ebola, routine immunization, supply chains, HIV prevention programs scale-up, and maternal health:
- Using behavior change communication to lead a comprehensive family planning program: the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative. The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) specifically addressed people’s “ideation” about family planning—their beliefs, ideas, and feelings—and showed that exposure to the program’s communication messages was associated with improved ideation among women. Furthermore, more positive ideation was associated with greater contraceptive use.
- Strengthening government management capacity to scale up HIV prevention programs through the use of Technical Support Units: lessons from Karnataka state, India. This article describes a model used in Karnataka state, India, to strengthen the government’s management capacity to scale up its HIV prevention program.
- Maternal mental health in Amhara region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey. Results from a cross-sectional survey in Amhara region, Ethiopia, find that 20% to 33% of surveyed women, who were up to two years postpartum, had poor mental health. In addition, about 15% reported having had suicidal thoughts within the last 30 days.
- Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda. A number of studies have previously shown that community health workers can administer injectable contraceptives safely and effectively. Akol and colleagues show that the same is true of drug shop operators in Uganda and that such provision can contribute a marked share of family planning services.
Read the full text of these articles as well as other articles from past issues free of charge.
Global Health: Science and Practice is also accepting submissions for future issues. Read the Instructions for Authors and submit your manuscripts for consideration. All articles published in GHSP are indexed by PubMed®, PubMed® Central, and Medline®. Unlike other journals, there are no fees to submit or publish your articles in GHSP. In addition, GHSP focuses on publishing articles with practical, program-implementation experiences with details on how activities were actually conducted—the kind of implementation detail that most other journals tend to shy away from.
The tenth edition of A User’s Guide to POPLINE Keywords provides guidance to searchers that allows them to structure both broadly comprehensive and very specific searches of the POPLINE database.
This edition updates the thesaurus to better reflect current scope coverage in POPLINE. The revision process included streamlining certain hierarchies, as well as adding new terms to facilitate searching mHealth concepts.
The new Guide includes both an alphabetical and permuted listing along with a supplement describing the changes made in this edition. Available in PDF and an interactive web-based version is also available online.
Investments that promote keeping girls in school, particularly in secondary school, have far-reaching and long-term health and development benefits for individuals, families, and communities.
The purpose of this brief, written by Karen Hardee, Population Council; Shawn Malarcher, USAID; and Linda Cahaelen, USAID, is to describe the relationship of girls’ education on family planning and reproductive health and behaviors; highlight evidence-based practices that increase girls’ enrollment, retention, and participation in school; and provide recommendations for how the health sector can support keeping girls in school.
To learn more about High Impact Practices in Family Planning, visit the HIPs website.