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New FIGO Guidelines for Misoprostol Use

The International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently released an updated chart outlining recommendations for dosages and routes of administration for misoprostol use for several indications including medically induced abortion, clinical management of miscarriage, cervical preparation for surgical abortion, fetal death, induction of labor and management of postpartum hemorrhage.

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Jakaya Kikwete steps up for midwives as Kenya faces skills shortage

Gender and Participation in Option B+ Programs to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Malawi and Uganda

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives and Doctors

Quality of Routine Labor and Delivery Care in Uttar Pradesh, India: Are Private Facilities Better?

While studies of public facilities in India have indicated generally poor quality of care, evidence from private facilities—particularly for normal labor and delivery—is scarce. In an effort to address this evidence gap, a recent article from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization assessed the quality of essential obstetric and newborn care during routine labor and delivery in Uttar Pradesh, India...read more

Categories: Quality of Maternal Health Care

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Improving the quality of maternity services in Uganda through accelerated implementation of essential interventions by healthcare professional associations

New “Global Maternal Health Workforce” Blog Series: Call for Submissions

Functional health systems depend on the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of health workers. An effective maternal health workforce requires not only a sufficient number of workers, but also equitable geographic distribution, diversity in skill, adequate education and training and strong, supportive health systems...read more

Categories: The Global Maternal Health Workforce

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Midwives withstand crisis and save lives, ICM Congress told

African leaders and 4,200 midwives unite to call for urgent global policy reform and recognition to help save one million lives per year