Considerations for Expanding Ultrasound Use in Low-Resource Settings

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By: Catharine H. Taylor, Vice President, Health Programs Group, Management Sciences for Health; Dai Hozumi, Senior Director, Health Technologies, Management Sciences for Health; JoAnn Paradis, Strategic Communications Advisor, Management Sciences for Health

Many low- and middle-income countries are seeing a rapid introduction of ultrasound technology into their health systems, but without the proper focus on their introduction and use, we risk the efficiency and effectiveness of health systems and expose women and newborns to unnecessary technological interventions…read more

Alarming Shortage of Health Personnel in Conflict-Affected Nigeria

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By: Anne Wittenberg, Program Specialist, United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that 1.7 million women affected by the conflict in Nigeria are of reproductive age, and some 276,000 of these women are likely to become pregnant this year. The violence has left more than 40% of health facilities either destroyed or badly damaged, and many doctors and nurses were forced to flee, creating a crisis for women who need maternal health care…read more

Person-Centered Group Antenatal Care in Eastern Uganda: Reaching Women Through Pregnancy Clubs

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By: Kate Ramsey, Senior Principal Technical Advisor for Maternal and Newborn Health, Management Sciences for Health; Shafia Rashid, Senior Technical Advisor, Family Care International (FCI) Program of Management Sciences for Health

Group antenatal care, initially developed in the U.S. several decades ago, is a promising model that responds to women’s health and information concerns during pregnancy. Management Sciences for Health is testing the feasibility and acceptability of person-centered, group antenatal care in the context of eastern Uganda…read more