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The Obama Budget and Global Maternal and Reproductive Health

There’s good news in the recent budget request from the White House for those interested in global maternal and reproductive health issues. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Policy Tracker, … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Geolocation Reducing Child Mortality in Nigeria

The Guardian blog recently wrote about a Nigeria-based programme that’s providing valuable evidence of the importance of giving birth in health clinics to mother and child mortality. The programme, funded … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Film Helps Fights Fistula

The team at Every Mother Counts just wrote a quick update about the work of Healing Hands of Joy, a community-based not-for-profit committed to improving the lives of women who suffer … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Impact of Maternal and Child Health Private Expenditure on Poverty and Inequity in Bangladesh: Maternal and Child Health Expenditure in Bangladesh – Technical Report

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just released a new report on the impact of private maternal and child health expenditures on poverty in Bangladesh. From the ADB: The objectives … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Opinion: My Valentine Invitation

by Christy Turlington Burns, as originally posted on The Huffington Post This February contains a plethora of important events — almost too many to name. There’s Valentine’s Day, the start … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Two Cents: A Maternal Death In New York

A story appeared in the New York Post that presents a tragic opportunity to discuss maternal mortality right here in America.  You’d think since we spend more per capita on healthcare than … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mothers’ health is improving across Africa

In recent years, the shrill cries of a newborn baby have been bringing more shouts of joy than of anguish in maternity wards across Africa. That is because maternal deaths … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Malawi President Joyce Banda makes news for commitment to maternal health

President Joyce Banda has made improving maternal health a centerpiece of her Presidency since taking office last spring, and her first “State of the Nation” address is no exception. The … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women’s lives put at risk in India by private healthcare providers

Profoundly shocking stories are coming out of India about the exploitation of poor, ill-educated or illiterate women at the hands of doctors in private hospitals. Thousands are being given hysterectomies and caesareans that they … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Abortion in India: Legal, But Not Always Safe

Every year, nearly 70,000 women around the world die because they do not have access to safe abortion services or are refused care by health care providers. Legal restrictions and … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment