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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 deaths...read more

Categories: Maternal Health Quality of Maternal Health Care

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To reduce c-sections, change the culture of the labor ward

Expert urges govt to fund further research on maternal healthcare

Chinese debate medical rights after pregnant woman’s suicide

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 care...read more

Categories: Cross-post The Global Maternal Health Workforce

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Why can’t more American women access medications for preterm birth?