From pregnancy to protection: advancing the intersection between antenatal care and immunization

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By: Cyril Engmann, member of AMI’s Strategic Leadership Team and Program Lead for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, and Nutrition at PATH; Jessica Fleming, Director of AMI and Maternal Immunization Delivery Lead for PATH

A maternal RSV vaccine, which is quickly advancing through clinical trials and could be available as early as 2021, is a natural opportunity for MNCH and immunization programs to come together like never more

Maternal Health Task Force – now at the Harvard Chan School Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health

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By: Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force and Women and Health Initiative

The Maternal Health Task Force and its online resources will now be managed by the Harvard Chan School Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health led by Professor Henning Tiemier and Program Coordinator Bethany Kotlar. With a long history of leadership in maternal and child health, the Harvard Chan School runs one of the preeminent training programs for public health professionals through the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child health…read more

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