Maternal Health Task Force

Category: Maternal Health

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

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After Fistula Repair: Understanding Women’s Needs in Uganda

[Webinar] After Fistula Repair: Understanding Women’s Needs in Uganda

To better understand the long-term outcomes of fistula repair, Makerere University in Uganda and the University of California, San Francisco recently conducted a longitudinal study to develop a measure of post-surgical reintegration success and document physical and mental health changes among repaired clients...read more

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2017 Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop

Next week, 47 participants representing 27 countries and a faculty of experts in maternal and newborn health from around the world will gather in Nairobi, Kenya for the third Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to increase the capacity and leadership skills of current and emerging leaders in the field of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health from high burden countries...read more

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New Jobs and Internships in Maternal Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. In this month's roundup, we are featuring positions at Management Sciences for Health, EngenderHealth, Jacaranda Health and other organizations...read more

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[Part 3] Obstetric Fistula: Innovative Interventions and the Way Forward

The devastating effects of obstetric fistula can be prevented and treated with timely, high quality medical care. Innovative interventions, such as mobile-based programs and community and peer support networks, can help women overcome barriers and access life-changing obstetric fistula repair...read more

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