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In Tanzania, Medical Circumcision Services Rely on a Predominantly Female Nursing Workforce

One woman talks about the ups and downs of providing this HIV risk-reducing service.

With Gender Equity Comes Vasectomy, and Vice Versa

Vasectomy is safe, effective, and leads to greater gender equity. So why hasn’t it caught on in many low-income countries?

Respectful Maternity Care is Everyone’s Responsibility

How can we protect women from abuse during in maternity care? Health sectors can start by doing these seven things.

3 Key Steps to Win Men's Support for Family Planning

These three steps are just the beginning to winning men’s support to family planning, but critical.

For One Fistula Client, a Month of Firsts

"Before it can be a battle for all,” says the First Lady of Mali, “fistula must be a battle for women.”

Women Trying to Regain Dignity by Ending Fistula

For many women with obstetric fistula, marital and social status—and quality of life—hang on the fate of an operation.

We Can Help Restore Dignity for Thousands of Women in Mali

Each year, 2,000 Malian women are at risk of developing obstetric fistulas. Stronger health systems and holistic care can change this.

5 Women Who Make It Happen for Global Health

Whether it’s online or on the ground, out of sight or in the international spotlight, these women are blazing new and better trails for global health and development.

Dads Can Help Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Tanzania

Most men in Tanzania encourage their pregnant, HIV-positive partners to seek health services, but don't participate or get tested.

When HIV and Gender-Based Violence Intersect, Women Suffer in Silence

An IntraHealth study finds that most health workers in Mara region, Tanzania, don't know how to care for survivors.

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