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Family Planning, Reproductive Health Crucial to Zika Response, Says Chloë Cooney

“Zika has made a long-standing public health crisis impossible to ignore,” said Chloë Cooney, director of global advocacy at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in last Friday's podcast from the Wilson Center's Maternal Health Initiative. Read more highlights from this month's policy dialogue on Zika in the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights...read more

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How Zika Is Shaping the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Agenda

On April 12, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center, the Maternal Health Task Force co-hosted a policy dialogue on Zika and its implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Experts in global, sexual, reproductive, and maternal health convened for an engaging and timely dialogue. Panelists and speakers agreed that we must ensure that all women have substantial information to make informed decisions regarding their reproductive health. We can support all women in Zika-affected areas, regardless of her choice to get pregnant or delay pregnancy, by providing access to high quality sexual and reproductive health care...read more

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Performance-Based Incentives for Maternal Newborn Health: What Is the Role of Quality?

The Maternal Health Task Force is excited to host a technical consultation with USAID’s Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project together with USAID and the World Bank. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, researchers, programmers, policymakers, and donors from all over the world will gather in Boston to discuss the state of the evidence of performance-based incentives’ impact on the quality of maternal newborn care......read more

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Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Life-Saving Technology for Maternal Health

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No matter where a woman gives birth, quality health care must be available and accessible. In our call to recognize April 11th as International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, we must continue to protect women's rights to essential, life-saving medicines...read more

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Respect During Childbirth is a Right, Not a Luxury

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Respectful maternity care is sometimes framed as a ‘soft issue’ without the same urgency as emergency obstetric services, but the consequences of mistreatment can be serious and far-reaching. As we celebrate International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, let's bring mistreatment of women and RMC to the forefront as an urgent priority in global health care strategies...read more

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21 New Job Opportunities in Maternal Health!

Interested in a position in maternal and reproductive health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe...read more

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Five Keys to Ensuring Sustainability of High-Impact, Scalable MNCH Programs

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Luis Tam, global technical lead for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), discusses five ways to create lasting, scalable MNCH programs...read more

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Join the Call for an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

April 11th will mark the third annual call to action for the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. We are calling on the UN Secretary General to officially recognize this date in support of global maternal health. Please consider getting involved as we rally support for maternal health and rights! ...Read more

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