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What are vector-borne diseases? These are infectious diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas, lice, bugs, ticks, and mites. Over half of the world's population is at risk from vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue. This year on Monday, April 7th, World Health Day aims to foster awareness around prevention and control of these potentially life-threatening diseases.
Vector-borne diseases can cause significant harm to pregnant women and children under five years of age. However, many of these diseases can be prevented by taking precautions such as sleeping under mosquito nets and ensuring children are fully vaccinated.
Below is a selection of POPLINE searches leading to content on various vector-borne diseases and their relationships to maternal-child health.
Read more about World Health Day and vector-borne diseases at the WHO World Health Day campaign page.
- Malaria & Maternal-Child Health
- Dengue & Maternal-Child Health
- African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) & Maternal-Child Health
- Yellow Fever & Maternal-Child Health
- Schistosomiasis & Maternal-Child Health
- Leishmaniasis & Maternal-Child Health
- Chikungunya & Maternal-Child Health
- Lymphatic Filarisis (elephantiasis) & Maternal-Child Health
- American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) & Maternal-Child Health
Overcoming social barriers to family planning use: Harnessing community networks to address unmet need
Tékponon Jikuagou is a USAID funded five-year project, implemented by Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health, with partners Care International and Plan International, that aims to reduce unmet need for family planning in Benin through social network interventions.
This publication summarizes a package of social network activities designed to catalyze strategically-selected community groups and individuals to address gender and other social factors that silence discussion of FP use.
Read more in POPLINE about unmet need for family planning services.
What does the Toolkit offer?
- Essential facts on the safety, effectiveness, and importance of emergency contraception.
- Tools for advocacy and policy making, including talking points, and global and regional data on current availability and use of emergency contraception.
- Training and service delivery tools for providing emergency contraception, including manuals, job aids, guidelines, and more.
- Resources for various facets of emergency contraception program management, including logistics, social marketing, and scale-up.
- Country experiences with delivery of emergency contraceptive services, including assessments, case studies, and policy briefs.
- Links to websites of key organizations working to improve health outcomes worldwide by expanding access to emergency contraception.
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