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Jobs: Technical Advisor, Gender (FHI 360) Senior Program Officer, Maternal Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) (Gates) Head of Gender Equality (CARE) Fellowships: Investigating the impact of mobile technology on Maternal Child Healthcare (MCH) delivery in India Special fellowships for researchers from low- and middle-income countries hosted by the WHO Internships: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern (USAID) Population... read more

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Save the Date and Prepare Your Abstract!

We are excited to announce the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference will take place in Mexico City, October 18 to 21, 2015. The conference comes at a critical time when countries around the world are preparing for new, ambitious global targets: the Sustainable Development Goals. Our conference will provide the maternal and newborn health communities an opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the Millennium Development Goals, while discussing priorities for the post-2015 global agenda. Read more.

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Have stillbirth data? We need your help!

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, together with the World Health Organization, with support from Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, are updating estimates of stillbirth rates at national level for the first time since 2009, and need your help. If you have suitable data, these would be a very valuable input to improve the estimates and gain more attention for this important global health issue. For each team contributing stillbirth data, two investigators will be invited to be members of the author group on a peer reviewed paper regarding the estimates. Read more.

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EVENT: Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

The Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with UNFPA and the Maternal Health Task Force, is heading to Abuja, Nigeria, to co-host a two-day workshop from December 16-17 with the Centre for Population and Reproductive Health. On December 17, Nigerian policymakers, community health workers, program managers, and donors will join us in a discussion about what’s needed to improve maternal health systems in a live video conference. Read more.

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Call for Posts: How a Woman-Centered Agenda Can Make Universal Health Coverage More Than a Mantra

As momentum builds towards the unveiling of the post-2015 agenda, the global health community has its eye on universal health coverage (UHC) as a priority for operationalizing the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The issue at hand is not whether UHC is achievable, but is ensuring that UHC researchers, implementers, and policy-makers collaborate to provide rich evidence to improve and ensure quality health care for all. In order to facilitate this collaboration, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and USAID|TRAction hosted the session, Woman-Centered Care as the Engine for Universal Health Coverage, at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa on September 30, 2014. Read more.

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Human Rights Day: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Maternal Care

The fact that nearly one in three women globally has experienced intimate partner violence, a form of gender-based violence (GBV), is widely known. But can you easily name a situation where GBV occurs in the healthcare system? GBV is a worldwide problem that occurs in many contexts and in many forms including sexual violence, physical and verbal abuse, and cultural practices that harm women. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign, which launched on November 25th, puts this serious issue under the international spotlight. Read more.

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WHO Releases World Malaria Report 2014

Today, WHO released the annual World Malaria Report for 2014. This report reviews the state of malaria throughout the world and also provides 98 country profiles detailing epidemiologic, policy, financing, intervention coverage, and impact information. Read more.

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Jobs and Scholarships in Maternal Health

Check out the following opportunities in Maternal Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, EngenderHealth and the International Conference on Urban Health. Read more.

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Recent Maternal Health Events and Milestones Round-up

The maternal health community has been hard at work the last two weeks with several key events and exciting accomplishments. UN passes historic resolution on ending child marriage – November 21 In the 69th session of the General Assembly, 116 member states supported a historic resolution on ending child marriage. “The resolution marks the first... read more

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MHTF Leads JAIDS Supplement on HIV, Reproductive, and Maternal Health Services

By Katie Millar, Technical Writer, MHTF The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is pleased to announce the publication of a themed supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) focused on the critical intersections between HIV, reproductive, and maternal health services in sub-Saharan Africa. The creation of the supplement was led by Dr. Tamil... read more

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