A new joint report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank explores how low quality care compromises health outcomes around the world—especially in low- and middle income countries. The report shines a spotlight on quality of maternal health care.
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. This month, we are featuring positions with UNFPA, Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and other organizations…read more
To commemorate its 10th anniversary, the Maternal Health Task Force is seeking nominations for the Maternal Health Visionary Awards now through 15 July 2018 at 11:59PM ET. Each awardee will receive a $1,000 USD prize to put towards their work in maternal health. Awardees will also receive a fully-funded trip to Boston, Massachusetts to accept their award at the Global Maternal Health Symposium on 17 September 2018…read more
Due to popular demand, we have moved the Global Maternal Health Symposium to a larger venue in the same building, and registration is now open. The symposium will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Maternal Health Task Force, showcase achievements in global maternal health and chart a course forward for optimizing maternal health around the world…read more
Across many settings, midwives are key players in the maternal health workforce. The Maternal Health Task Force recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sera Bonds, Founder/CEO of Circle of Health International, for her insight into successes, challenges and the role of midwifery in crisis settings…read more
The International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics recently published an open access supplement exploring critical issues in maternal morbidity, the culmination of the multi-year undertaking led by the World Health Organization Maternal Morbidity Working Group. This special issue contains a new measurement framework, a systematic review of systematic reviews on the frequency of maternal morbidity and other key and emerging topics…read more
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Maternal Health Task Force interviewed Jocelyn Finlay, a researcher investigating the provision and use of maternal health services in an urban setting and within refugee camps in Burundi. According to Finlay, “We wanted to hear about the maternal health services offered, and used, and see if the gap is generated by lack of supply or lack of demand.”…read more
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. This month, we are featuring positions with Jhpiego, UNFPA, Save the Children and other organizations…read more