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Defining outcomes and opportunities for reproductive health and pregnancy among adolescents in post-conflict Northern Uganda

  The current generation of adolescents 10-24 years old is the largest in human history. Adolescence is a crucial time in terms of health, education and skills which will determine social and economic development over the life course. While focused global action on maternal and child health based on the Millennium Development Goals has resulted … Continue reading “Defining outcomes and opportunities for reproductive health and pregnancy among adolescents in post-conflict Northern Uganda”

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#MyRightToHealth

World AIDS Day 2017 is focusing on the theme “My health, my right” in support of universal right to health, which includes the prevention and treatment of ill health, ability to make health-related decisions, access to healthcare without discrimination or violence, and the right to education.  In the lead-up to World AIDS Day on December … Continue reading “#MyRightToHealth”

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Gender Equity in CIHR Research Funding: Implications for Women’s Health Research

By Liisa Galea, Ph.D. On August 15, 2017, CIHR released a report outlining gender differences in the amount of approved CIHR funding and in March, 2017 on gender inequities in success rates with Project, Open Operating and Foundation grants1. Overall, within-sex success rates across all CIHR grant programs did not show a strong bias, with … Continue reading “Gender Equity in CIHR Research Funding: Implications for Women’s Health Research”

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Kangaroo Mother Care at BC Women’s Hospital NICU

On November 15th BC Women’s Hospital, along with Perinatal Services BC, announced that their innovative Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) program will receive financial support from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help implement KMC in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the province. KMC is a skin-to-skin attachment program, wherein the mother (or partner) holds their … Continue reading “Kangaroo Mother Care at BC Women’s Hospital NICU”

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WHRI Member Moe Elgendi published in Nature Biotechnology

Women’s Health Research Institute member, Moe Elgendi, has been published in Nature Biotechnology, the highest ranking journal in the world for biotechnology. His paper, “Scientists need Data Visualization Training”, outlines the need for those doing knowledge translation to understand what is entailed in effective data visualization. Moe presents workshops which “[outline] the theory of data … Continue reading “WHRI Member Moe Elgendi published in Nature Biotechnology”

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#ItsNotInYourHead

#ItsNotInYourHead is a campaign launched by Dr. Lori Brotto and the Women’s Health Research Institute to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and evidence-based psychological interventions for improving pain management. PVD is pain experienced when contact is made with the area near the entrance to the vagina, known as the vulvar vestibule. This pain often … Continue reading “#ItsNotInYourHead”

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