Maternal Health Task Force Honors 10 Global Visionaries for Commitment to Advancing Women’s Health

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By: Staff, Maternal Health Task Force

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Maternal Health Task Force presented 10 distinguished pioneers from around the world with the inaugural Maternal Health Visionary Award, which recognizes individuals who have made an impact, pushed for innovation, inspired others, exhibited sound leadership and demonstrated a powerful vision for the future of maternal health…read more

Join on 11 September: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services

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This live and webcast event discussed the recommended action to redesign service delivery, and its implications for maternal and newborn health care in response to the recommendation from The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) that calls for the redesign of service delivery and prompts us to reexamine maternal and newborn care at the primary level…read more

Developing a Measurement Framework for Social, Political and Economic Determinants of Maternal Health

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A new paper in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth presents the results of the second phase of a collaborative process to develop a comprehensive monitoring framework for the “Strategies towards ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM)” (EPMM Strategies report). This framework presents a set of indicators for measuring progress towards ending preventable maternal mortality by addressing the distal determinants of maternal health and survival…read more

Voice and Choice of Mothers: Health Decision-Making Dynamics Among Women in Urban India

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By: Lily W. Lee, President, ALMATA, Division of Avegen Pte Ltd.; Mark Allen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Merck for Mothers; Sumiti Saharan, Design and Research Director, Avegen Pte Ltd.

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…read more