Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Needs of Displaced Persons in Urban Settings

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By: Namita Rao, Intern, Environmental Change and Security Program

More than 60% of the world’s refugees and 80% of internally displaced persons now live in urban areas. However, a dearth of skilled birth attendants, such as doctors and midwives, in poor urban areas often leaves women and newborns at risk. On 31 May, a panel of experts gathered at the Wilson Center to discuss ways to improve maternal and newborn health care for displaced persons in urban areas…read more

2017 Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop

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

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