“Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are responsible for over 76,000 maternal deaths globally, killing a woman every 11 minutes,” said Charlotte Warren, Senior Associate at the Population Council, at a recent Wilson Center event about non-communicable diseases in pregnancy, held on World Preeclampsia Day.
Beginning in 2016, Management Sciences for Health began testing the group antenatal care (ANC) model, called Pregnancy Clubs, in eastern Uganda; and later in 2017, the model was adapted for western Kenya. The ANC service design reflects many elements of the “generic model” put forward by J. Sharma et al…read more
Lack of access to risk-appropriate care, or the right level of care at the right time, has proven dangerous for women and infants in the United States and around the world. Regionalization of care, which is a system for the delivery of health care within a region to ensure accessibility of essential services—even for patients in remote and rural settings—has been in place for decades to designate where infants are born or transferred according to the level of care needed at birth…read more