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Updated Guidelines on Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth

In June 2017, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund released the second edition of “Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives and Doctors.” The nearly 500-page document updated the clinical guidelines from the first edition published in 2000...read more

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Person-Centered Group Antenatal Care in Eastern Uganda: Reaching Women Through Pregnancy Clubs

Group antenatal care, initially developed in the U.S. several decades ago, is a promising model that responds to women’s health and information concerns during pregnancy. Management Sciences for Health is testing the feasibility and acceptability of person-centered, group antenatal care in the context of eastern Uganda...read more

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Wilson Center Event | Maternal and Women’s Health, Two Years In: Measuring Progress Towards Meeting the SDGs

We are excited to announce the upcoming dialogue, “Maternal and Women’s Health, Two Years In: Measuring Progress Towards Meeting the SDGs.” The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Friday, 14 July 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health Series, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center...read more

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22 New Positions in Maternal Newborn Health

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Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. This month, we are featuring jobs at Population Services International, CARE, Jhpiego and other organizations...read more

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Upcoming Webinar: Integrating Respectful Maternity Care Into Quality Improvement Initiatives

Please join the Maternal Health Task Force and Ariadne Labs for an upcoming webinar, "Integrating Respectful Maternity Care Into Quality Improvement Initiatives," on Monday 17 July 2017 from 10:00AM-11:00AM Eastern Daylight Time. Presenters will include Rima Jolivet, Rose Molina, David Sando, Katherine Semrau and Saraswathi Vedam...read more

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

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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

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