We have two interesting pieces for you to read this week. The first is a multimedia BBC news story on maternal mortality around the world and one particular solution to the problem in rural Malawi. For the full article click here. Let us know if this article was useful, rate this article here. Also, in … Continue reading “Articles of the Week”
The Global Health Initiative is holding a Policy Forum in Washington D.C. this Thursday. The Forum is entitled Strategies for Global Health: Urgent Challenges, Comprehensive Solutions. To view the announcement click here.
On September 8th, the MHTF hosted an event at the FIGO Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. The purpose of the event was to update MHTF members and others in the maternal health community about our activities and to provide a venue for interaction and networking. Ana Langer, President of EngenderHealth and I made a … Continue reading “MHTF FIGO Event”
Dr. Flavia Bustreo gave a presentation at the FIGO meeting in Cape Town, South Africa last week on the role of the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health in Achieving MDGs 4 and 5. We encourage you to view the presentation to see the important role that PMNCH is playing in accelerating progress on … Continue reading “Article of the Week”
On Thursday September 24, 2009, I attended a gathering of various leaders in the field of maternal health who were in New York to make commitments at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting. As a co-representative of the American India Foundation (AIF) along with Dr. Sanjay Sinho (CEO), I joined innovators from the Maternal Health … Continue reading “Clinton Global Initiative”
Yesterday, Human Rights Watch released a report “No Tally of the Anguish: Accountability in Maternal Health Care in India” which documents the poor health care system available for pregnant women in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, in violation of its obligations under international human rights law. Although there are government programs guaranteeing free obstetric … Continue reading “Article of the Week”
We are now actively recruiting for an intern to help us at the Maternal Health Task Force. This position is posted on the EngenderHealth website. If you are interested in this position, please apply via EH’s Human Resources department (instructions are on the website).
During the past month, I’ve been reading Half the Sky, a new book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn that features stories of women who have overcome extreme adversity—sexual violence, poverty, illness, and fistula—not only surviving, but charting a new course for themselves and their communities. It’s a testament to the power of every individual … Continue reading “Inspired by Half the Sky? Check Out EngenderHealth’s Online Reader’s Companion!”
Here at the Maternal Health Task Force, we were all very moved by this stark and realistic photo essay taken by Marco Vernaschi at the Simao Mendes Central Hospital in Guinea- Bissau which was published yesterday by the New York Times. To look at these photos, click here. Let us know if this was useful, … Continue reading “Article of the Week”
The MHTF is thrilled to announce our partnership with Ashoka to select and support a cadre of young professionals dedicated to maternal health. The Young Champions will be selected through a competitive process administered through Ashoka’s Changemakers online platform starting in December and we expect to discover some energetic and innovative young people to help … Continue reading “Young Champions of Maternal Health”