1. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
Women with disabilities often discover that the social stigma of disability and inadequate care are greater barriers to health than the disabilities themselves. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities will help women with disabilities overcome these barriers and improve their general health, self-esteem, and abilities to care for themselves and participate in their communities.
Available for free downloading .
2. Facts For Feeding
Institute: LINKAGES/Academy for Educational Development
The following breastfeeding pamphlets are available:
1. Birth, Initiation of Breastfeeding, and the First Seven Days after Birth- Facts for Feeding
2. Breastmilk: A Critical Source of Vitamin A for Infants and Young Children- Facts for Feeding
3. Feeding Infants and Young Children During and After Illness
4. Feeding Low Birthweight Babies - Facts for Feeding
5. Guidelines for Appropriate Complementary Feeding of Breastfed Children 6-24 months of Age
6. Meeting the Iron Requirements of Infants and Young Children
7. Recommended Practices to Improve Infant Nutrition during the First Six Months- Facts for Feeding
Available for free download
3. Women's Studies Project Case Studies
Institute: Family Health International
Case studies profile women-centered health programs. Case studies offer lessons learned on how community members identified a reproductive health need, then created a program to meet that need. (in English and Spanish)
4. Moving Family Planning Programs Forward: Learning from Success in Zambia, Malawi, and Ghana
The Repositioning Family Planning Case Study Synthesis Report, September 2005
Institute: The ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth
Available for free downloading
5. Overview TRACHOMA: A Women's Health Issue
Institute: Global Alliance for Women's Health
Although few women's health advocates are familiar with this painful, disfiguring and ultimately blinding disease, and most women's health advocates do not think of trachoma as a women's health issue, the epidemiological data are compelling. Available in English and French.
Available for free downloading
6. IBP Initiative: Implementing Best Practices in Reproductive Health
The goal of the IBP Initiative is to improve access and quality of reproductive healthcare through a systematic approach focused on developing and supporting strategies that introduce, adapt and apply evidence based practices in reproductive health.
The Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative is a uniquely interactive forum through which policy makers, programme managers, implementing organizations and providers convene to identify and apply evidence-based practices that can improve reproductive health outcomes in their countries.
7. Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women, October 1998 (updated September 2006)
Institute: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Available on the web and for download
8. Emergency Obstetric Care -- Checklist for Planners
Emergency obstetric care is the cornerstone of UNFPA's efforts to improve pregnancy outcomes. This six-panel checklist is designed to help programme planners and managers monitor elements that are critical to providing a high quality of emergency obstetric care. Available in English, Spanish, and French.
9. Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Adolescent Girls Living with HIV. Research Report on Qualitative Findings from Brazil, Ethiopia and the Ukraine
Institutes: EngenderHealth, UNFPA
This research report explores the sexual and reproductive health intentions and needs of HIV positive women and adolescent girls in Brazil, Ethiopia and the Ukraine and probes issues relating to family planning, sexually transmitted infections, breast and cervical cancer, maternity care services and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission as well as issues of access and quality of care.
10. African Girls Scholarship Program
Institute: Academy for Educational Development Center for Gender Equity
AED program focusing on girls' education and peer leadership roles. The program helps girls complete their education, become mentors and role models, and promote HIV/AIDS education in their communities. All told, the project will provide more than 80,000 one year scholarships. Ideally, most of the girls who enter the program will remain part of it for five years, and receive five scholarships.
Learn more about the program
AED-SATELLIFE is a non-profit organization seeking to improve the health communications abilities of those in less-developed countries. They run several health related dicussion groups and publish four free electronic medical information newsletters for developing country health professionals.
For a complete list of their services please visit their website