Saving Lives During Health Worker Strikes: Lessons From Kenya

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By: Nicole Sijenyi Fulton, Team Leader, Options Consultancy Services Ltd.

Over the past year, Kenya’s public health system has faced numerous health worker strikes. While political action is underway, what can health program managers do to prevent maternal and newborn deaths? Maternal and newborn health programs in Bungoma, Kenya have revealed effective strategies for safeguarding the health of pregnant women and newborns under challenging circumstances…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

New Opportunities in Maternal Health

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By: Staff, Maternal Health Task Force

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. In this month’s roundup, we are featuring positions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Management Sciences for Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other organizations…read more

Introducing the Fifth MHTF-PLOS Collection: “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe”

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By: Staff, Maternal Health Task Force

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is pleased to announce the launch of the fifth MHTF-PLOS Collection, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe.” Read the open access papers that have been published in PLOS One as part of the collection so far…read more