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    An estimated 65.6 million people worldwide were considered forcibly displaced as a result of conflict and persecution by the end of 2016--the highest number on record. Women and girls comprise half of this population. In natural disasters, conflict-affected settings, and other humanitarian crises, the provision of safe food and drinking water, shelter, and emergency and basic medical care are top priorities, but reproductive health services are often overlooked. People in emergency settings often face sexual and gender-based violence and increased exposure to reproductive health threats. As...
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    What Is Research Utilization? Research utilization refers to the application of evidence to policies, programs and practice to improve outcomes.  Research utilization involves various strategies including stakeholder engagement and collaborative research, the use of champions, the use of knowledge brokers, and advocacy and communication, and is bi-directional. It links current research with opportunities to inform policy, programs, and practice.  At the same time, it facilitates the use of experience from programs, policies, and practice to inform new research agendas...
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    Why mHealth? Over the past decade, mobile health, or mHealth, has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for expanding access to health information and services around the world. mHealth uses mobile and wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile software applications (apps), to achieve health objectives. Why are a growing number of health programs—and even district and national health systems—turning to these technologies to support their efforts? There are many good reasons to consider using mHealth tools to improve...

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