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[Part 3] Obstetric Fistula: Innovative Interventions and the Way Forward

The devastating effects of obstetric fistula can be prevented and treated with timely, high quality medical care. Innovative interventions, such as mobile-based programs and community and peer support networks, can help women overcome barriers and access life-changing obstetric fistula repair...read more

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World Tuberculosis Day: Calling Attention to TB in Pregnancy

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On World Tuberculosis Day, we call on the global reproductive and maternal health community to unite in our efforts to end tuberculosis and improve maternal newborn health around the world. The Maternal Health Task Force has compiled key research and resources related to tuberculosis in pregnancy and beyond...read more

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Advancing Maternal #HealthForAll at the 2017 Institutionalizing Community Health Conference

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is delighted to participate in and support the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, taking place 27-30 March 2017. The MHTF will be at the conference gathering the most relevant information on how advancing community health approaches can improve global maternal newborn health...read more

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Resource Roundup: Addressing Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health in Humanitarian Settings

Meeting the sexual, reproductive and maternal health needs of all women—including those among the nearly 64 million people who are currently displaced worldwide due to armed conflict, natural disasters or other crises—is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals...read more

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From the Archives | Midwives Can Significantly Reduce Maternal Mortality, But They Need Support

From the archives: An interview with the Maternal Health Task Force's Technical Director Rima Jolivet about her experience as a certified nurse-midwife and her thoughts on the current and future landscape of midwifery...read more

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Improving Quality of Antenatal Care: New Guidelines From the World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience

The World Health Organization has released a new set of antenatal care recommendations to improve maternal and perinatal health worldwide. The guidelines seek to reduce the global burden of stillbirths, reduce pregnancy complications and provide all women and adolescents with a positive pregnancy experience...read more

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