Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Maternal Mortality: A Conversation With Katja Iversen

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

On 2 November 2017, Katja Iversen joined the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) for a panel discussion about noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and maternal health. Later, she sat down with the MHTF’s Sarah Hodin to talk more about the issues she raised during the event…read more

Introducing the Fifth MHTF-PLOS Collection: “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe”

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By: Staff, Maternal Health Task Force

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is pleased to announce the launch of the fifth MHTF-PLOS Collection, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe.” Read the open access papers that have been published in PLOS One as part of the collection so far…read more

Resource Round-Up: Nutrition and Maternal Health

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By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ensuring proper nutrition is key to optimizing the health of pregnant women, mothers and newborns. In recognition of World Food Day, the Maternal Health Task Force has rounded-up resources related to nutrition and maternal health…read more

What Is the Most Effective, Low-Cost Method for Inducing Labor in Women With Pre-Eclampsia?

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By: Clare Waite, Consulting Associate, Gynuity Health Projects; Hillary Bracken, Senior Director, Gynuity Health Projects

A group of researchers from the University of Liverpool, Gynuity Health Projects and the Government Medical College, Nagpur recently conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy, safety and acceptability of two low-cost methods for labor induction among women with pre-eclampsia…read more

World Preeclampsia Day: Reducing Preventable Deaths From Preeclampsia

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By: Eleni Tsigas, Executive Director, Preeclampsia Foundation

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