Maternal Health Task Force


Adapting the Safe Childbirth Checklist to Reduce Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in India

In August 2017, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted a seminar featuring Beena Varghese, Senior Health Economist at the Public Health Foundation of India, who presented findings from a study she led in Rajasthan, India to examine the impact of an adapted version of the World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist on rates of stillbirth and very early neonatal more

Categories: Maternal Health Quality of Maternal Health Care


Signal functions for emergency obstetric care as an intervention for reducing maternal mortality: A survey of public and private health facilities in Lusaka District, Zambia

Alarming Shortage of Health Personnel in Conflict-Affected Nigeria

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that 1.7 million women affected by the conflict in Nigeria are of reproductive age, and some 276,000 of these women are likely to become pregnant this year. The violence has left more than 40% of health facilities either destroyed or badly damaged, and many doctors and nurses were forced to flee, creating a crisis for women who need maternal health more

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Hydralazine vs nifedipine for acute hypertensive emergency in pregnancy; a randomized controlled trial

Raging civil war makes giving birth harder than ever for Yemen’s women

Uganda’s boda boda babies: Indian-made motorcycle taxis come to the rescue of pregnant women

The low-cost device saving newborns in India

Understanding the implementation of maternity waiting homes in low- and middle-income countries: A qualitative thematic synthesis

Socio-demographic and reproductive health profile of women who experienced signs of obstetric fistula: Results from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2006–2007