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Are We Measuring Correctly? A Way Forward for Improving Maternal and Newborn Health Surveillance in Pakistan

Pakistan is among the ten countries that comprised 58% of the global maternal deaths reported in 2013. Many births and deaths are not registered, and information on the cause of death is often unknown. As a result, maternal mortality estimates for Pakistan are likely underestimated.

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Wilson Center Event: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities

We are excited to announce the upcoming policy dialogue, "Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities: The Largest Global Survey of Midwives and What It Means for Maternal and Newborn Health." The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Monday, 27 February 2017 from 9:30-11:30am.

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Resource Roundup: Addressing Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health in Humanitarian Settings

Meeting the sexual, reproductive and maternal health needs of all women—including those among the nearly 64 million people who are currently displaced worldwide due to armed conflict, natural disasters or other crises—is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals...read more

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Restoring Reproductive Health Access for Millions in Boko Haram-Affected Areas

Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world. The risks are compounded for women and girls living through humanitarian crises, which undermine community support mechanisms and limit access to health facilities. UNFPA is working to reach people whose live has been turned upside down by the Boko Haram insurgency...read more

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25 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 Abt Associates, Management Sciences for Health, Save the Children and more!...read more

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A Call to Action: Cancer and Maternal Health

According to a secondary analysis of the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health, approximately 2.5% of global maternal deaths from May 2010 through December 2011 were attributed to cancer. The research on different types of cancers and implications for maternal health is extremely limited, and particular attention to non-breast cancers and cancers among women in low- and middle-income countries is warranted...read more

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