Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Maternal Mortality: A Conversation With Katja Iversen

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

On 2 November 2017, Katja Iversen joined the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) for a panel discussion about noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and maternal health. Later, she sat down with the MHTF’s Sarah Hodin to talk more about the issues she raised during the event.

New Interactive Tool: Evidence Mapping on Social, Behavioral and Community Engagement Interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The World Health Organization, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health recently released an evidence map of social, behavioral and community engagement interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. The report was accompanied by an interactive online tool illustrating the impact of several types of interventions on different outcomes…read more

Preterm Birth: A Critical Issue for the Mother-Baby Dyad

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Prematurity is the leading underlying cause of death in children under five years, with over one million babies dying each year worldwide due to complications of preterm birth. For those who survive, the consequences of being born too soon can continue throughout the life course, impacting individuals, families and communities…read more

Upcoming Webinar: Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low-Resource Settings

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

While the volume of cesarean sections in low- and middle-income countries has increased steadily in recent years, many of these procedures are being provided in settings that do not meet minimum standards of safety and quality. On Thursday, 9 November at 9:30AM ET, the Fistula Care Plus Project will be hosting a webinar titled, “Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low-Resource Settings: Highlights from a Global Technical Consultation”…read more