A Garment Originally Made for Astronauts is Saving the Lives of New Mothers in Developing Countries

A Garment Originally Made for Astronauts is Saving the Lives of New Mothers in Developing Countries

By: Ananya Bhattacharya, Editorial Fellow, Quartz n 1969, medical researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center were referred an unusual patient: a local California woman who had given birth to a healthy baby, but who kept hemorrhaging dangerous amounts of blood. While doctors at Stanford University Hospital gave the hemorrhage patient a blood transfusion, engineers at the space agency brainstormed solutions to stop the bleeding. They decided to try an anti-gravity suit—typically used to keep astronauts…

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Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric Fistula

The fourth online training course in the field of maternal and perinatal health by MHTF/OMPHI/GFMER/TGHN An interactive course for health professionals About the development of this course Hover your cursor over each of the following for further information or click to visit the respective websites: Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) The Global Health Network (TGHN) Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) Since 2010, OMPHI , MHTF…

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Call for papers for new MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health Collection

Call for papers for new MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health Collection

Neglected Populations – Decreasing Inequalities & Improving Measurement in Maternal Health Progress for All As a maternal health community, we have much to celebrate as we reflect on progress made with global attention to the Millennium Development Goals. Yet, most countries did not meet MDG 5, to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters by 2015, and, despite progress, inequality prevails both among and within countries. The Sustainable Development Goals emphasize the urgent need for increased…

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