Welcome to Dr. Gwyneth Lewis, our first guest blogger, and a member of the MHTF Advisory Group. Click here for her bio. Thanks for the post, Gwyneth! -The MHTF Team. I was honoured to represent the MHTF at a meeting held between the Maternal Mortality Campaign, headed by Sarah Brown, and the European Commission in Brussels … Continue reading “Guest blogger: Dr. Gwyneth Lewis on the Maternal Mortality Campaign”
Here at the MHTF we’re encouraged that maternal health featured so prominently in the opening addresses of the World Health Assembly in Geneva yesterday. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon eloquently summed it up by saying, “In the 21st century, no woman should have to give her life to give life.” We wholeheartedly agree. And we … Continue reading “Maternal Health at the World Health Assembly”
The DHS eforum will launch any day now! If you haven’t already done so, register here so that you will be able to participate in this important online discussion that will provide input to the DHS program on the maternal health content of the revised DHS questionnaire. Meanwhile, check out these excellent background documents that … Continue reading “Prep for the DHS eForum”
A key part of the MHTF’s workplan is knowledge management and state-of-the art information & communications technologies. The Knowledge Management Specialist will design and maintain the first knowledge management system dedicated exclusively to maternal health. And the Technology and Information Dissemination Specialist will build a system that allows maternal health specialists and stakeholders to communicate … Continue reading “Two More Job Opportunities at MHTF”
The Maternal Health Task Force Terms of Reference I am pleased to post the final MHTF Terms of Reference (PDF, 68kb) which will be used to guide our work over the next three years. This document outlines the ways in which the MHTF will operate to achieve its goal and objectives, and describes the niche … Continue reading “MHTF Terms of Reference Finalized”
Take a look at the job description. The summary: “The FG&C Specialist will assist the Director and Manager of the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) with project budget development, financial management and reporting, and will administer and oversee project subgrants and consultant contracts.” If you are interested, apply via EngenderHealth’s site. Thanks.
We are now actively recruiting for two important positions at the Maternal Health Task Force. These positions are posted on EngenderHealth’s web site: Maternal Health Task Force Manager Maternal Health Task Force Program Assistant See the job descriptions for how to apply via EngenderHealth’s Human Resources department, who are handling the process (thank you!).
As one of the first activities of the MHTF, we will be hosting an online forum that will provide a vehicle for putting together a coordinated set of comments and recommendations to the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program on the maternal health content of the core questionnaires currently under revision. We anticipate that the … Continue reading “MHTF to Host Online Forum for DHS Input”
New leadership group announced to spearhead drive against maternal mortality I was delighted to represent the MHTF at a meeting recently organized by Sarah Brown, wife of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at which a range of individuals and organizations participated in discussing strategies for the Maternal Mortality Campaign that Mrs. Brown is leading. As … Continue reading “High Level Leadership Group Announced”
Welcome to the Maternal Health Task Force Online! This space will function as a primary means of communication with MHTF advisors, colleagues, and friends as well as a way for you to provide input into the Task Force and participate in its activities. I will regularly post updates on the work of the MHTF and … Continue reading “Hello & Welcome to the MHTF Online”