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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

Women’s silent killer – rights missing from sexual and reproductive health policies worldwide

Amnesty International recently put out a press release with findings from their own experiences and research that show that the true leading cause of women’s death isn’t the lack of … Continue reading

February 20, 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

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

The Indian Women Pushed into Hysterectomies

Thousands of Indian women are having their wombs removed in operations that campaigners say are unnecessary and only performed to make money for unscrupulous private doctors. Sunita is uncertain of … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lancet and Women Deliver: Closing the Gap for Reproductive and Maternal Health–A Call for Papers

Our colleagues at Women Deliver and The Lancet have recently issued a call for papers for an upcoming special issue of The Lancet that will coincide with the Women Deliver conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reproductive Health/HIV Integration: An insight into why it matters

THE Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) has over the last couple of years been in the forefront of advocating for the integration of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services. But the … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Maternal Health Is Women’s Health: A Call for Papers for Year 2 of the Maternal Health Task Force–PLOS Collection

Since November 2011, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), an initiative based at the Harvard School of Public Health, has collaborated with PLOS to create a freely available, open access … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

The limits of untrained health workers

“Community health workers are great, but only when you give them very specific tasks to do,” says Dr Edi Atté of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “If you give them more … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Opinion: Family planning should be a human right

The ability to decide when to have children, and how many, is seen as one of the most significant social advances of recent decades. However, this quiet but profound revolution … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment