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Continuing to Work from Pakistan

This blog post was contributed by Faisal Siraj, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. He will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about him, the other Young Champions, and the program here. The 3rd month … Continue reading “Continuing to Work from Pakistan”

Developing a Positive Body Image

This blog post was contributed by Ifeyinwa Egwaoje Madu, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here. Young Champion … Continue reading “Developing a Positive Body Image”

Fistula Care in Sierra Leone

The following post was contributed by the Fistula Care Project and is a part of their Stories from the Field series that documents the experiences of women suffering from obstetric fistula and the people who work on the issue. Dr. Alyona Lewis is the only national fistula surgeon providing routine obstetric fistula repairs in all … Continue reading “Fistula Care in Sierra Leone”

Maternal Health Accountability: The Crucial Next Step

Ann Blanc, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force, welcomed attendees of the Global Maternal Health Conference to the third and final day of the conference. She recalled the Safe Motherhood Conference held in 1987 in Nairobi–and said, “Experts at the Nairobi meeting did not expect to be here today. They would have thought that … Continue reading “Maternal Health Accountability: The Crucial Next Step”

G8 and G20 Roundup: Promises, Protestors, and Promoting Maternal and Child Health

Amy Boldosser, a member of Family Care International’s global advocacy team, was in Toronto from Thursday through Sunday, for the G8 and G20 summits.  Amy’s coverage of the summits is being posted on Blog 4 Global Health,RH Reality Check, and theMHTF Blog. (June 29th, 2010) The G8 and G20 Summits wrapped up after a tumultuous weekend. … Continue reading “G8 and G20 Roundup: Promises, Protestors, and Promoting Maternal and Child Health”

Midwives Meet in Benin to Discuss Their Role in Fistula Prevention and Treatment, a Look at Catheters to Treat New Fistula Cases

WAHA International and the National Midwives Association of Benin recently organized the first international midwives conference for midwife associations in West and Central Africa. The conference  took place in Cotonou, Benin on May 18th and 19th. The goal of the conference was to explore the role of midwives in the prevention and treatment of obstetrical … Continue reading “Midwives Meet in Benin to Discuss Their Role in Fistula Prevention and Treatment, a Look at Catheters to Treat New Fistula Cases”

This Thursday: Policy Discussion on Family Planning in Fragile States

Don’t forget! This event is this Thursday, April 29th! Please join the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative and Environmental Change and Security Program, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the fourth event of the series on Advancing Policy Dialogue … Continue reading “This Thursday: Policy Discussion on Family Planning in Fragile States”