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Building Community Capacity for Maternal Health Promotion: An Important Complement to Investments in Health Systems Strengthening

EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Plus project recently published the results of two studies in Guinea, one examining factors associated with institutional delivery and another investigating the effect of an intervention to build the capacity of community-level volunteers to promote maternal health care-seeking. Community empowerment and participation has long been recognized as a fundamental component of good … Continue reading “Building Community Capacity for Maternal Health Promotion: An Important Complement to Investments in Health Systems Strengthening”

Maternal Health Commodities: Looking Beyond Medicines

This post is part of a blog series on maternal health commodities. To view the entire series, click here. Written by: the Fistula Care team at EngenderHealth. The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities is working to improve access to essential but overlooked maternal health medicines, such as oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulfate. This is welcomed, wonderful … Continue reading “Maternal Health Commodities: Looking Beyond Medicines”

Weekend Reading

This week on the MHTF blog: A job opportunity with the MHTF Mapping the global landscape of fistula Nutrition for rural mothers Dr. Ana Langer discusses the MHTF priority countries CSW focusing on rural women Some reading for the weekend: Addressing syphilis to help reach MDG 4 Today is the last day to vote for … Continue reading “Weekend Reading”

Weekend Reading

This week on the MHTF blog: Lisa Russell wrote about mobile phones and maternal health We highlighted publications from the Population Reference Bureau and Save the Children Young Champion Faatimaa Ahmadi updated us on her project in Uganda Some reading for the weekend: Contraceptive use in Africa Safe abortion and mid-level providers in Nepal Recommendations … Continue reading “Weekend Reading”