Over the past decade, India has implemented several programs with the aim of improving maternal health nationwide, but the latest data reveal that progress has been inconsistent. Rapid urbanization and migration into India's cities has overwhelmed the health system, creating maternal health challenges for women in urban settings.
Despite achieving a 70% reduction in its national maternal mortality ratio between 1990 and 2015, Bangladesh has had difficulty finding solutions for geographic and socioeconomic differences in maternal death rates. A recent paper examined the impact of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Initiatives in Bangladesh program on maternal health care utilization and equity...read more
We are excited to announce the upcoming dialogue, “Reaching the Farthest Behind: Facility-Level Innovations in Maternal Health.” The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Thursday, 14 September 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health Series, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center...read more