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

What Is the Most Effective, Low-Cost Method for Inducing Labor in Women With Pre-Eclampsia?

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By: Clare Waite, Consulting Associate, Gynuity Health Projects; Hillary Bracken, Senior Director, Gynuity Health Projects

A group of researchers from the University of Liverpool, Gynuity Health Projects and the Government Medical College, Nagpur recently conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy, safety and acceptability of two low-cost methods for labor induction among women with pre-eclampsia…read more

Obstructed Labor Does Not End at Delivery: Strengthening Postpartum Care Following Prolonged/Obstructed Labor

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By: Elly Arnoff, Program Associate, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth; Lauri J. Romanzi, Project Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth; Vandana Tripathi, Deputy Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth

In June 2017, at the 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada, the United States Agency for International Development–supported Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project at EngenderHealth convened a panel discussion co-sponsored by Bard Medical on postpartum care following prolonged/obstructed labor (P/OL)…read more