Happening Now: The Second Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop

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

This week the Maternal Health Task Force, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has teamed up with The Aga Khan University and The Barcelona Institute for Global Health to host the second annual Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to increase the capacity of key players in the field of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health from high burden countries to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by upgrading their technical knowledge and leadership skills…read more

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Knowledge Summary: Act Now for Adolescents

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

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) recently released its 35th knowledge summary titled “Act Now for Adolescents” focusing on adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years old. While newborns and children have benefited greatly from scientific research and interventions over the last decade, adolescents have received less attention. Some countries have implemented successful interventions addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health, but policies and programming for adolescents in most countries remain inadequate. The PMNCH knowledge summary outlines a number of priorities for improving adolescent health globally…read more