Challenges Health Workers Face When Trying to Provide High Quality Maternity Care

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews recently published a qualitative evidence synthesis of factors that influence the provision of intrapartum and postnatal care by skilled birth attendants in low- and middle-income countries. Meeting the needs of health workers is essential to ensuring that women receive high quality maternity care…read more

The 30th anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative

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A lifesaving childbirth tool was successfully introduced in India—but saved no lives

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Checklist and coaching program in India markedly improved childbirth care but did not reduce death rates

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