Maternal health is often overlooked in times of civil unrest, public health or humanitarian crises, creating a further disadvantaged subset of the already vulnerable population. Medecines sans Frontieres (MSF) recently hosted a scientific research day that explored several promising projects aimed at improving maternal health in these settings…read more
Across many settings, midwives are key players in the maternal health workforce. The Maternal Health Task Force recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sera Bonds, Founder/CEO of Circle of Health International, for her insight into successes, challenges and the role of midwifery in crisis settings…read more
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Maternal Health Task Force interviewed Jocelyn Finlay, a researcher investigating the provision and use of maternal health services in an urban setting and within refugee camps in Burundi. According to Finlay, “We wanted to hear about the maternal health services offered, and used, and see if the gap is generated by lack of supply or lack of demand.”…read more
The report sets out the status of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, and on health systems and social and environmental determinants. Regional dashboards on 16 key indicators highlight where progress is being made or lagging.