Maternal Health Task Force

Category: Contributor Posts

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

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

Categories: Contributor Posts

Topics:

New FIGO Guidelines for Misoprostol Use

The International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently released an updated chart outlining recommendations for dosages and routes of administration for misoprostol use for several indications including medically induced abortion, clinical management of miscarriage, cervical preparation for surgical abortion, fetal death, induction of labor and management of postpartum hemorrhage...read more

Categories: Contributor Posts Maternal Health

Topics:

A Pre-Discharge Checklist for Improving Facility-Based Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns

In the postpartum room of Nzige Health Center in Rwanda, a mother and newborn are attended by an MCSP-trained midwife. (Courtesy of Jhpiego/Guido Dingemans)

Globally, 45% of postpartum maternal deaths occur on the day of birth, and 66% take place during the first week after birth. A new postnatal care pre-discharge checklist and poster developed by USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program advance high-quality, evidence-based postnatal care practices to improve care during this critical period...read more

Categories: Contributor Posts Maternal Health

Topics:

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

Categories: Contributor Posts Maternal Health

Topics:

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

Categories: Contributor Posts

Topics:

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

Categories: Contributor Posts Maternal Health

Topics: