Maternal Health Task Force


Wilson Center Event: What Next? Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series Into Action

The Lancet Maternal Health Series

We are excited to announce the upcoming policy dialogue, "What Next? Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series Into Action." The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Friday, October 28, 2016.

Categories: Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health Series


Celebrating One Year Since the 2015 Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

GMNHC 2015

Exactly one year has passed since the 2015 Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference, an event organized by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) in collaboration with USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Saving Newborn Lives at Save the Children and other partners. Researchers, policymakers, funders, implementers and other stakeholders from around the world gathered in Mexico City to share new evidence, identify knowledge and implementation gaps, build inter-disciplinary consensus and discuss strategies for integrating and improving global maternal newborn health.

Categories: Maternal Health


The Lancet Maternal Health Series: “Beyond Too Little, Too Late and Too Much, Too Soon”

The Lancet Maternal Health Series published last month contains six papers highlighting the importance of improving access to high quality maternal health care for all women across the globe. In paper 2, “Beyond too little, too late and too much, too soon: A pathway towards evidence-based, respectful maternity care worldwide,” Miller and colleagues examine two extremes in global obstetric care: Too little, too late and too much, too soon.

Categories: The Lancet Maternal Health Series


Ensuring Quality in Private Maternity Care


One of the most challenging areas of maternal health is measuring, improving and assuring quality of care. Measuring the quality of maternal health care can be particularly difficult, especially surrounding labor and delivery. Maternal mortality and morbidity outcomes can be misleading indicators of quality, and data on the content of care is extremely limited. For private maternity care providers, investing in continuous quality measurement and improvement can be a real hurdle. Particularly for small, independent providers, time is money and taking on complex, continuous quality improvement processes is unrealistic. However, our experience working with private providers demonstrates that they are eager to invest in quality improvement measures.

Categories: Contributor Posts


International Day of the Girl Child: Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents Around the Globe

On International Day of the Girl Child, we are reminded of the importance of addressing the health needs of young women and girls. In 2013, maternal disorders were the fourth leading cause of death for young girls ages 15-19, largely due to the high prevalence of early pregnancy, unsafe sex and child more

Categories: Maternal Health


20 New Positions in Maternal Newborn Health!

20 new positions in maternal newborn health

Interested in a position in maternal newborn health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up related job and internship postings from around the globe. This month, we're featuring positions at Jhpiego, Management Sciences for Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and more! more

Categories: Maternal Health