Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Needs of Displaced Persons in Urban Settings

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By: Namita Rao, Intern, Environmental Change and Security Program

More than 60% of the world’s refugees and 80% of internally displaced persons now live in urban areas. However, a dearth of skilled birth attendants, such as doctors and midwives, in poor urban areas often leaves women and newborns at risk. On 31 May, a panel of experts gathered at the Wilson Center to discuss ways to improve maternal and newborn health care for displaced persons in urban areas…read more