Improving the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Health in Low-Resource Settings: Lessons from the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Program

Improving the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Health in Low-Resource Settings: Lessons from the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Program

By: Claudia Morrissey Conlon, U.S. Government Lead, Saving Mothers, Giving Life; Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, USAID For maternal and child health advocates, witnessing the declines in maternal and newborn mortality over the past 25 years—especially the accelerated reductions during the last decade—has been encouraging. However, the reality that these largely preventable deaths continue to occur primarily in low-resource settings should heighten our resolve to end this egregious global public health inequity. As we…

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11 ideas to improve maternal health in areas of conflict and extreme poverty

11 ideas to improve maternal health in areas of conflict and extreme poverty

by Katherine Purvis 1 | Empower women The lower social status of women and girls often translates into less education, which means they often don’t know where to access maternal healthcare or seek remedies when they are denied care or their rights are otherwise violated. It is also essential that men are educated about women’s fundamental human rights, including their rights to access health services. Katy Mayall, global advocacy adviser, Center for Reproductive Rights 2 |…

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Haunting Portraits of Girls Forced To Drop Out Of School, Marry & Give Birth Too Young

Haunting Portraits of Girls Forced To Drop Out Of School, Marry & Give Birth Too Young

By Kaelyn Forde The uncertainty, challenge, pain, and joy of becoming a mother is a milestone that the majority of women around the world will experience in their lifetimes. It’s estimated that each minute of every day, an average of 267 babies come into the world. But for some mothers, birth is a harrowing, life-or-death experience. A woman in Tanzania is roughly 100 times more likely to die during childbirth than a woman in Sweden,…

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