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World Preeclampsia Day: Reducing Preventable Deaths From Preeclampsia

World Preeclampsia Day 2017

As a leading cause of maternal mortality, preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy claim the lives of nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide every year. To raise awareness about preeclampsia as a life-threatening complication of pregnancy, maternal health organizations around the world are joining forces to host the first-ever World Preeclampsia Day on 22 May...read more

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Implementation Science to Improve Maternal Health Research and Programs: The Power of Partnerships

Replicating health interventions in new settings or scaling them up requires careful adaptation to reflect the complexity and diversity in different contexts. Implementation science can help generate evidence that is relevant and useful to decision-makers, resulting in practical, positive changes on the ground. Partnerships between researchers, implementers and policymakers are also key...read more

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Perspectives on Monitoring Progress Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: Highlights from CUGH 2017

Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Panel at CUGH 2017

Earlier this month, global health experts (and students aspiring to be experts) from around the world gathered for a series of presentations, panels and posters at the 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in Washington, D.C. The panel titled "Perspectives on Monitoring Progress Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: What Measures Matter?" provided an opportunity to discuss the monitoring framework developed to accompany the Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) report released in 2015...read more

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Strengthening Health System Governance for Improved Quality of Maternal Health Care in Nigeria

Using an adapted version of the World Health Organization governance actions, the Partnership for Transforming the Health System II Project illustrates the role of governance in improving the quality of maternal care by increasing access to skilled birth attendants who can provide active management of the third stage of labor in Nigeria...read more

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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...read more

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Measurement, Learning and Evaluation for Maternal and Newborn Health: Perspectives From IDEAS

IDEAS, a project based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, aims to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies by generating evidence to inform maternal and newborn health policy and practice. IDEAS hosted a satellite session at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research titled “Measurement, learning and evaluation for maternal and newborn health,” during which the IDEAS team shared key findings and highlighted the importance of learning for maternal and newborn health innovation...read more

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