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New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Senior Program Officer, Sexual and Reproductive Health; Clinton Health Access Initiative; Zambia Project Director, ACHIEVE NAMIBIA; Jhpiego; Namibia Technical Director, ACHIEVE NAMIBIA; Jhpiego; Namibia Faculty … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Terminating Pregnancy During a Pandemic – The Case for Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has required health care facilities to reimagine the provision of healthcare services, forcing them to make tough decisions about what constitutes an “essential” procedure. In many countries, including Austria, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, and Brazil, along with many conservative-minded states within the United States, the decision to label abortion care as “elective” … Continue reading “Terminating Pregnancy During a Pandemic – The Case for Telemedicine”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Technical Officer (Reproductive Health); World Health Organization; Freetown, Sierra Leone Asia Provincial Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Officer; World Health Organization; Nepal North … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa HCD Exchange West Africa Regional Coordinator; John Snow, Inc; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Asia Program Officer, Sexual and Reproductive Health; Clinton Health Access Initiative; Naypyitaw, Myanmar … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Raising Awareness About Maternal Infections: A Conversation with Dr. Vanessa Brizuela

We sat down with Vanessa Brizuela, DrPH, to learn more about her recent research project related to global maternal infections. Dr. Brizuela completed her DELTA project on the development of the awareness campaign that accompanied the global maternal sepsis study (GLOSS). She moved to Geneva, Switzerland to do this and to support the coordination of … Continue reading “Raising Awareness About Maternal Infections: A Conversation with Dr. Vanessa Brizuela”

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe. Africa Maternal Health Technical Specialist; United Nations Population Fund; Bissau, Guinea District Coordinator, Maternal and Newborn Health; Clinton Health Access Initiative; Maseru, Lesotho Project Director, DMPA-SC … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

LARC Programs Should Implement Reproductive Justice-Informed Practices

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs), which include injectables, implants such as the Nexplanon, and intrauterine devices (IUDs), are the most effective contraceptives on the market, partially because they remove most user error. LARCs have been praised by health practitioners and researchers as a first-line choice for pregnancy prevention for adolescents, especially in districts with school-based health … Continue reading “LARC Programs Should Implement Reproductive Justice-Informed Practices”

Accuracy of Maternal Mortality Rates and Updated NCHS Methodologies: Data Quality Matters

Maternal mortality is a growing concern for women in the United States. The upward trend of pregnancy-related causes of death is alarming and requires attention to data surveillance and analysis. This commentary discusses the history of maternal mortality data quality issues and considers whether the new methodology from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) … Continue reading “Accuracy of Maternal Mortality Rates and Updated NCHS Methodologies: Data Quality Matters”

What Role Could Doulas Play in Addressing Black American Maternal Mortality?

As the United States grapples with the staggering inequities in maternal mortality rates that disproportionately affect Black women, doulas have taken center stage as a proposed near-panacea for the crisis. Policymakers across the country, reporters and health care providers have all encouraged rapid expansion of doula access for all pregnant women, especially low-income Black women. … Continue reading “What Role Could Doulas Play in Addressing Black American Maternal Mortality?”