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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

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Wilson Center Event | Humanitarian Response in Urban Settings: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Displaced Persons

We are excited to announce the upcoming policy dialogue, "Humanitarian Response in Urban Settings: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Displaced Persons." The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health Series, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center...read more

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Increasing the Utilization of Maternity Care: Does Demand-Side Financing Work?

In recent years, demand-side financial incentives have been increasingly used in low- and middle-income countries in an effort to address the well-documented economic barriers to maternal health care access and utilization. A recent systematic review examined the evidence on five types of incentives: conditional cash transfers, unconditional cash transfers, short-term cash payments, vouchers for maternity care services and vouchers for merit goods...read more

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International Day of the Midwife: An Interview With Geeta Lal

To mark International Day of the Midwife, the Maternal Health Task Force’s Sarah Hodin interviewed Geeta Lal, a maternal health expert who coordinates the Global Midwifery Programme at the United Nations Population Fund...read more

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New Positions in Maternal Health

New positions 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 Save the Children, Jhpiego, Management Sciences for Health and more!...read more

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From the Archives | New Publications From the World Health Organization: Counting Maternal Deaths and Stillbirths

The majority of stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths are preventable, and yet every year an estimated 303,000 mothers die during childbirth, 2.7 million babies die within the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million stillbirths occur. Particularly in countries with insufficient health information systems, many of these deaths are not recorded or reviewed...read more

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Join Webinar 28 April | Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Epidemic Holding Back Progress

Diabetes in pregnancy infographic

While maternal mortality is declining in many parts of the world, underlying conditions affecting maternal health—such as diabetes in pregnancy—are often under-prioritized. Please tune in on 28 April for the first webinar in a three-part series, Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Epidemic Holding Back Progress, hosted by Women Deliver...read more

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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

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