Accessing the latest evidence on maternal health can be challenging for many professionals around the world. The MHTF works to overcome these barriers through its knowledge management system. Critical maternal health information is made available through a variety of channels, designed to suit user needs.
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The MHTF works with the University of Oxford to inform policy makers and clinicians of how they can improve newborn health by using globally standardized growth charts from the INTERGROWTH 21st research.
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Since 2009, the MHTF in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and with technical assistance from USAID, has supported Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health Series at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWIC) in Washington, DC.
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The Maternal Health Task Force, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, developed BetterCareTogether as a response to demand from frontline healthcare professionals looking to fill the implementation gap between evidence and practice.
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In order to increase access to comprehensive information on maternal health, the MHTF is collaborating with PLOS Medicine to provide a freely available, open access collection of research and commentary on maternal health.
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Recognizing the value of mentoring, the MHTF partnered with St. John’s Medical College and Research Institute to launch the Maternal Health Young Professionals (MHYP) program, a year-long mentoring program for health professionals throughout India.
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The Young Champions of Maternal Health program is the first-ever international fellowship focused specifically on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health. The program encourages and supports early- and mid-career professionals through mentorship.
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The MHTF partners with other organizations to assess intervention packages in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Karnataka state, India.
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Focused on Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Kyrgystan and Afghanistan, the Innovations Fund awards small research grants to projects aiming to maximize women’s maternal health decision-making.
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The Hansen Project on Maternal and Child Health creates a coordinated framework for addressing key factors that threaten the lives and livelihoods of women and families across eastern and central Africa, with particular focus on Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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