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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 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?”

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 Liberia Country Manager, Accelerator – Evidence Action; J-PAL; Liberia Deputy Director – Technical; International Planned Parenthood Federation; Nairobi, Kenya or London, England Consultant to Review … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, We Must Remember Maternal Health

This post is the first of a two-part series exploring the potential and realized impact of the COVID-19 on maternal health. While this post focuses on the United States, currently the country reporting the highest number of cases, the next in the series will focus on low and middle- income countries across the world. As … Continue reading “Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, We Must Remember Maternal 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 Provincial Coordinator, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health; Clinton Health Access Initiative; Kasama, Zambia Malaria In Pregnancy Technical Advisor; Jhpiego; Sierra Leone Senior Technical Advisor; … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Want U.S. families to choose breastfeeding? Stop pretending it’s easy

In 2018, breastfeeding rates in the United States increased, according to the annually released CDC Breastfeeding Report Card. The percentage of babies still breastfeeding at 6 and 12 months increased from 2017, yet despite these gains, few babies are being fed according to recommendations. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be fed only … Continue reading “Want U.S. families to choose breastfeeding? Stop pretending it’s easy”

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 Analyst, Sexual and Reproductive Health; Clinton Health Access Initiative; Pretoria, South Africa National Consultant, Family Planning Accelerator Project; World Health Organization; Abuja, Nigeria Reproductive, Maternal … Continue reading “New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”

Child Marriage, Mental Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Syrian and Jordanian Adolescents: An Interview with Jewel Gausman

Jewel Gausman, Areej Othman, Iqbal Lutfi Hamad, Maysoon Dabobe, Insaf Daas, Abeer Shaheen, and Ana Langer are currently conducting qualitative research studies on how conflict affects community norms that impact adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health needs and challenges in Syria and Jordan. You can find the study protocols here and here.  Sherine: Can you tell … Continue reading “Child Marriage, Mental Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Syrian and Jordanian Adolescents: An Interview with Jewel Gausman”