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Manifesto for Maternal Health: Highlights From Jhpiego

By: Natalie Ramm, Communications Coordinator, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative

Continuing the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the “Manifesto for Maternal Health,” this post showcases the work of Jhpiego to improve global maternal health.

USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), led by Jhpiego, has enabled more than 1.5 million deliveries with a skilled birth attendant over five years (in accordance with point four in the manifesto), and more than 953,000 women to receive active management of the third stage of labor. Their efforts have brought postpartum hemorrhage programs to 30 new countries, and introduced pre-eclampsia/eclampsia prevention and treatment in another 15.

MCHIP has also expanded postnatal and essential newborn care in 13 countries (point nine in the manifesto), and Kangaroo Mother Care for low birth weight infants in another 24. Their efforts have helped bring the Helping Babies Breathe program to 25 new countries, and deliver antibiotic treatment to more than 309,000 newborns.

Additionally, more than 3.6 million women received counseling on family planning as part of integrated essential care services at MCHIP-supported health facilities over the last five years.

 

Key Resources:

Newborn health

Maternal health

Please join the conversation! Tell us about your work to improve maternal health over the past year and how it relates to the calls to action from the manifesto. Send an email to Kate Mitchell or Natalie Ramm or join the dialogue on Twitter using the hashtag #MHmanifesto and help us celebrate the anniversary of the manifesto for maternal health!

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