A pregnant woman holding her stomach.
Focusing on the low or inadequate uptake of reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa, which directly influences the health and survival prospects of women and their children, as well as their economic participation and poverty.

The reproductive dimensions of rapidly increasing rural-urban migration and its linkages with changes in wellbeing have been rather poorly understood. However serious concerns are emerging with respect to the impact of migration on marriage, child-bearing and child-rearing strategies. These are significant for maternal and child health, for parenting and child development, and because they will profoundly shape the gendered outcomes of new opportunities.

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