Advocacy is a critical element of efforts to advance maternal health around the world. At local, national and global levels, it takes more than high quality evidence to establish policies that support advances in health, including maternal health issues. Identifying key stakeholders, building coalitions and carrying out advocacy initiatives can be challenging, and assessing the effects of this work is a complex, often challenging task.
As the MHTF prepares for the upcoming meeting, Measuring Advocacy for Policy Change: the case for respectful maternity care, we are organizing a guest blog series, and we invite you to join us. Through the series, we hope that advocates working in diverse settings will collaborate, reflect and share insights on lessons to foster new thinking in support of respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth. We are particularly interested in posts that reach across traditional boundaries and specialties, bringing maternal health specialists together with program, policy and technical experts focused on other global health issues. We are happy to consider any posts that provide fresh insights into both what it takes to promote effective advocacy and strategies for assessing the effects of advocacy efforts.
To be considered for publication, please share a draft blog post (750 words or less), along with your title, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information by email with firstname.lastname@example.org by October 21.