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[Part 3] Obstetric Fistula: Innovative Interventions and the Way Forward

The devastating effects of obstetric fistula can be prevented and treated with timely, high quality medical care. Innovative interventions, such as mobile-based programs and community and peer support networks, can help women overcome barriers and access life-changing obstetric fistula repair...read more

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World Preeclampsia Day: Reducing Preventable Deaths From Preeclampsia

World Preeclampsia Day 2017

As a leading cause of maternal mortality, preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy claim the lives of nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide every year. To raise awareness about preeclampsia as a life-threatening complication of pregnancy, maternal health organizations around the world are joining forces to host the first-ever World Preeclampsia Day on 22 May...read more

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Wilson Center Event | Humanitarian Response in Urban Settings: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Displaced Persons

We are excited to announce the upcoming dialogue, "Humanitarian Response in Urban Settings: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Displaced Persons." The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST. 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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Implementation Science to Improve Maternal Health Research and Programs: The Power of Partnerships

Replicating health interventions in new settings or scaling them up requires careful adaptation to reflect the complexity and diversity in different contexts. Implementation science can help generate evidence that is relevant and useful to decision-makers, resulting in practical, positive changes on the ground. Partnerships between researchers, implementers and policymakers are also key...read more

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Increasing the Utilization of Maternity Care: Does Demand-Side Financing Work?

In recent years, demand-side financial incentives have been increasingly used in low- and middle-income countries in an effort to address the well-documented economic barriers to maternal health care access and utilization. A recent systematic review examined the evidence on five types of incentives: conditional cash transfers, unconditional cash transfers, short-term cash payments, vouchers for maternity care services and vouchers for merit goods...read more

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