Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Life-Saving Technology for Maternal Health

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By: Shafia Rashid, Senior Technical Advisor, Family Care International (FCI) Program of Management Sciences for Health

No matter where a woman gives birth, quality health care must be available and accessible. In our call to recognize April 11th as International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, we must continue to protect women’s rights to essential, life-saving medicines…read more

Respect During Childbirth Is a Right, Not a Luxury

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By: Claire Baldwin, Communications, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and Susan Moffson, Senior Program Officer, MCSP

Respectful maternity care is sometimes framed as a ‘soft issue’ without the same urgency as emergency obstetric services, but the consequences of mistreatment can be serious and far-reaching. As we celebrate International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, let’s bring mistreatment of women and RMC to the forefront as an urgent priority in global health care strategies…read more

Join the Call for an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

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By: Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force and Women and Health Initiative

April 11th will mark the third annual call to action for the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. We are calling on the UN Secretary General to officially recognize this date in support of global maternal health. Please consider getting involved as we rally support for maternal health and rights! …read more