Maternal Health Task Force

Archives

Family Planning and Saving Lives– or Why the Practical Should Really Not be Political

The MHTF is soliciting reactions from the maternal health community to the newly released UN MMR data. Below is the first of these posts. Our hope is that, together, these comments will serve as a springboard for discussion and provide momentum towards MDG5. The newly revealed UN estimates seem to fall in the category of... read more

Categories: Contributor Posts

Topics:

Post-Partum Haemorrhage: Low-Tech Interventions, High Potential to Save Lives

According to the latest WHO Countdown report, post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) is responsible for over a third of maternal deaths worldwide. During a session at the Global Maternal Health Conference last week, I learned about a number of prevention and treatment methods for PPH. Dr. Sydney A. Spangler, Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School... read more

Categories: Contributor Posts

Topics:

Task-Shifting–Or Why Doctors Might Not Always Be Necessary to Save Mothers’ Lives

The Global Maternal Health Conference 2010 is underway! Unfortunately, I’m not there in New Delhi to witness it all first-hand but the organisers are kindly live streaming some of the sessions so I can still feel like I’m participating in this extraordinary event, while sitting in my office in Cambridge, UK. The theme of the live... read more

Categories: Contributor Posts

Topics: