The video lesson aims to expand students’ knowledge of abortion as a global health issue. Induced abortion is one of the most contested and controversial problems in the field of global health and an issue that concerns fetus’ rights, women’s rights and human rights. This lesson focuses particularly on abortion stigma and its consequences for women’s health worldwide. The topic of abortion will be discussed within a context of dominant ideas of womanhood, motherhood, and sexuality, addressing abortion not just as a health issue, but also as an ideological battle over gender and sexuality.
Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights
This presentation provides an introduction and explores the trends in the five sexual and reproductive health priority areas over the last decades:
Maternal and newborn health, family planning, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted infections and sexual health.
The purpose of this video lesson is to give the students an introduction to the concept continuum of care within the field of sexual and reproductive health. Malaria in pregnancy will be used as an example to demonstrate why it is important to understand that health and disease and the management hereof is not linked to one time point in life or to one place in the health system. The students will learn that to understand the health of today and of tomorrow we need to understand the health of yesterday.
This presentation provides an introduction to the calculation and use of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). DALY is increasingly used as a measurement for disease burden when comparing the relative burden of specific diseases or a combination of diseases across or within populations.
This video on HIV in Global Health introduces the student to the origin, and major milestones in the HIV pandemic. Students will learn about scientific breakthroughs in HIV research including important trials. The video also provides insight into public health initiatives to limit the pandemic such as ART programs and different testing strategies. Finally the video sums up future challenges for ending the HIV pandemic.
What is maternal mortality? Maternal mortality is the risk of a mother to die when she is pregnant. It's the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. This number has decreased enormously in the past century or decades, but the differences between countries are huge. Why do some expecting mothers end up on the road to death, and some on the road to survival? What is needed to read the SDG 3.1, to lower maternal mortality ratio to 70 in the world? For an introduction to why mothers die, and what can be done to prevent these deaths, take a look at this video.
Get transcript for video here: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/module/58789/overview
This video introduces the content and the history that has led to the definition of the broad approach called sexual and reproductive health and rights. It has developed from use of contraception and the rights and knowledge to decide how many children a family wants, over maternal mortality during birth and sexual transmission of diseases. Today the area also includes discussions of sexual orientation, relations outside marriage and early marriage.
This video introduce the student to the UNFPA, its role as global health organization and provides concrete examples of the type of work undertaken by UNFPA. A particular emphasis upon modalities in support of government institutions. One of the most important mandates of UNFPA relate to ensure that people have access to appropriate family planning. This is supported by ensuring that communities have access to a broad range of contraceptives to meet the various needs of different people.
Participants: Chief, Procurement Services Branch, UNFPA Eric Dupont
This presentation provides an introduction to the innovative use of technology to improve maternal and child health in low and middle income countries. Two of the major challenges in relation to reproductive and child health is access to health services and the quality of services provided in the health system. In continuation of this we’ll look into how mobile phone interventions can strengthen access to and quality of life saving interventions particularly in the time surrounding the delivery when the woman and the newborns are most vulnerable.
This is a simple assignment for students in an introductory course on global health, by Dr. Jennifer Infanti (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). The students are divided into small groups. Working in the groups, they have 48 hours to present “solutions” to an assigned topic: to increase contraceptive use in rural areas of low-income countries. The groups each present their solutions to an evaluating committee and give peer feedback as well. Suggested evaluation criteria for teachers/assessors is also attached.After completing this assignment students will be able to:Describe various reproductive health problems occurring during the different stages in life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood).Identify, for each stage, hindrances to optimal sexual and reproductive health including socio-economic, family and health care factors.Suggest short- and long-term actions which could be implemented to improve reproductive health at different levels in low-resource settings (with a gender perspective).
Professor and paediatrician Thorkild Tylleskär from the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway discussing research needs in the field of maternal and child health, highlighting that in the era of Sudatainable Development Goals, there is still an unfinished agenda. Neonatal mortality is not decreasing as much child mortality and there is a need to focus on neonatal health and with that automatically also maternal health. The main message is that we need to focus on the time around birth: labour and the first week of life.
Nordic Global Health Talks is a monthly webinar series about global health research at Nordic universities, hosted by the Nordic Network on Global Health.
This talk begins with Meri Koivusalo’s overview of populism’s influence on public health activities, pandemic control and health promotion. She will discuss broader questions of populism and public health. Lynda Gilby will follow with a discussion on far-right populism, gender, and sexual and reproductive health and rights and work in more detail. Nationalism has been associated with resurgence in far-right populism, which emphasises “traditional family values and gender roles”. Lynda Gilby will focus on global governance, sharing findings from her research on how UN negotiations and high-level meetings, such as on UHC, have continued to be subject to efforts to replace references to SRHR with conservative language emphasising traditional, heteronormative family values and how these efforts have impacted on SRHR text in UN documents.
Building capacity to address issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is considered by many development actors as a cornerstone in promoting sustainable and equitable development. Lund University, through the Division for Social Medicine and Global Health (SMGH), has been engaged with this work for the past decade. This session will provide an introduction to the methods used, and some highlights from the ongoing programmes.
Presentation is by Jack Palmieri, Social Medicine and Global Health, Lund University.