Nairobi Summit to Redouble Efforts to Urgently Deal with Reproductive Rights for Women and Girls

ICPD25 opening, Crown Princess Mary from Denmark with President Uhuru Kenyatta (middle ), and the key speakers. Credit: ICPD25By Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 2019 (IPS) More than 6 000 delegates in the population development sector are gathering in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi this week to renew the promise made to girls and women 25 years ago in Cairo. Giving them the renewed mandate were young girls from different African countries, in their firm voices, called upon delegates to ensure that they have access to sexual reproductive health rights, justice and equality. “I want to be educated about sexual and reproductive rights,” said one of the girls to the applause of the packed conference room at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre. A call to Action In this conference, the girls aim to jolt the delegates to action following a commitment made in the Egyptian capital of Cairo in 1994. The commitment then was to create equality for all by placing women at the centre of global development strategies. A quarter century later, and in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD25), the delegates from 179 countries are renewing the Cairo Promise in light of the fact that the 1994 vision is far from being a reality. The Nairobi Summit is therefore focusing on doubling efforts in the following key areas: • Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal...
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Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results suggest that maternal APOL1 G1 risk allele may contribute to the development of early-onset PE in South African pregnant women of African ancestry either directly or by transmission of a APOL1 risk allele to the foetus.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
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Authors: Fournier E Abstract Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is too common a condition not to daily interact with the practitioner, if only because of its entanglement to other pathologies, causal or chance association. The typical symptomatology, with hand paresthesia and morning pain upon waking, is related to a median nerve injury in the confined space of the carpal tunnel, more often by local inflammation and tenosynovitis of the finger flexors (repetitive activity of the hands). SCC may be secondary to situations (pregnancy) or conditions (edema, hypothyroidism…), which exaggerate the ordinary pathophysiol...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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Source: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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