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How helping women access post-pregnancy family planning keeps us accountable to our mandate

Dr. Pandora Hardtman CNM, FACNM, FAAN is the Chief of Midwifery and Nursing, Jhpiego and Dr. Emi Nurjasmi, MPH, RM, is the President, Indonesian Midwifery Association As midwives, we are passionate about the holistic role that those in our profession play in supporting women’s and girls’ wants and needs throughout their reproductive years and beyond. At the … Continue reading “How helping women access post-pregnancy family planning keeps us accountable to our mandate”

Strengthening Maternal Health Financing Indicators – A Conversation With Dr. Aminu Garba

In 2018, the What Women Want campaign listened to the healthcare demands of 1.2 million women and girls in 114 countries to amplify their voices and better understand what they want for their own reproductive and maternal health. Free and affordable care and full functioning, geographically reachable health facilities were among the top demands. All … Continue reading “Strengthening Maternal Health Financing Indicators – A Conversation With Dr. Aminu Garba”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Program Assistant, Reproductive Health; PATH; Madagascar Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Clinical Program Manager; PIH; Sierra Leone Human Centered Design (FP/RH) Consultant; … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Senior Program Officer, Family Planning / Maternal Newborn and Child Health; Gates Foundation; South Africa Lagos State Service Delivery Program Volunteer, Sexual Reproductive Maternal Newborn … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Improving Culturally Appropriate Care in Guatemala: The Role of Comadronas and Parteras

Indigenous Peoples make up 43% of the Guatemalan population yet they disproportionately represent 66% of all maternal deaths. While Guatemala reduced its maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 50% between 2008 and 2015, disparities in MMR have persisted. The high maternal mortality rate among Indigenous groups is often attributed to the lack of institutional healthcare in … Continue reading “Improving Culturally Appropriate Care in Guatemala: The Role of Comadronas and Parteras”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Technical Specialist, SRH/HIV; UNFPA; South Africa Senior Program Officer, Family Planning; Gates Foundation; South Africa Analyst, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health; Clinton Health Access Initiative; … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Project Director, USAID M-RITE; PATH; DR Congo Development of Sierra Leone National Family Planning Policy and Strategy; WHO; Sierra Leone Regional Adviser, Maternal and Reproductive … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Women’s rights are human rights! End fistula now!

By: Erin Anastasi, Coordinator, Campaign to End Fistula & Technical Specialist – SRH at UNFPA HQ (NY) & Ms. Kevin Nalubwama, Fistula Expert Client (Uganda) and Consultant (Operation Fistula) No person can be free until all persons are free. Women’s rights are human rights, yet worldwide, too many women and girls are still denied their fundamental … Continue reading “Women’s rights are human rights! End fistula now!”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Regional Humanitarian Advisor; IPPF; Tunisia HIV/AIDS Officer; UNICEF; Zambia Consultant; UNICEF; Kenya Intern; UNICEF; Somalia Technical Officer; WHO; Philippines NPO (Adolescent and Reproductive Health); WHO; … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Expanding Access to Doula Care: Best Practices for State Legislation

By: Sarah Hodin Krinsky, MPH, CD (DONA), LCCE National Senior Manager, Maternal Newborn Health Programs, Steward Health Care Network and Christina Gebel, MPH   Much has happened since we wrote the first blog in this series, Expanding Access to Doula Care: State of the Union in January 2020—not only regarding policy, but also the maternal newborn health … Continue reading “Expanding Access to Doula Care: Best Practices for State Legislation”