What are women’s roles in the maternal health care decision-making process in settings like India? Are women’s voices heard by their family members and caregivers? How can women be empowered in maternal health care? To answer these questions, the ALMATA team conducted baseline research and surveyed 500 women from New Delhi and Mumbai, India.
Maternal health is often overlooked in times of civil unrest, public health or humanitarian crises, creating a further disadvantaged subset of the already vulnerable population. Medecines sans Frontieres (MSF) recently hosted a scientific research day that explored several promising projects aimed at improving maternal health in these settings.
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 positions with Women Deliver, United Nations Population Fund and the London School.
Increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding is an effective strategy for preventing diarrhea, a leading cause of poor nutritional status and death among infants. Researchers at the Mumbai-based non-profit Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action recently published results of a study aimed at improving exclusive breastfeeding practices in informal settlements in Mumbai…read more
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) held its annual clinical and scientific meeting in April 2018 in Austin, Texas. Presentations and conversations focused on health disparities, family planning risk management, postpartum family planning and postpartum hemorrhage…read more
A recent study in Ethiopia explored the barriers and opportunities for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia care in the Ethiopian context. Researchers investigated cultural norms during pregnancy and awareness of pregnancy-related complications among women, husbands and mothers-in-law…read more
A new joint report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank explores how low quality care compromises health outcomes around the world—especially in low- and middle income countries. The report shines a spotlight on quality of maternal health care…read more
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 positions with UNFPA, Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and other organizations…read more