Maternal Health Task Force


Maternal mortality: Ethiopia (case study)

Kenya: Experts warn of health risk after c-section

Why women still give birth at home

Tanzania: Safe Motherhood now gets Sh32bn

Zimbabwe: Maternal deaths up

Institutional maternal and perinatal deaths: A review of 40 low and middle income countries

Safety and effectiveness of oral misoprostol for induction of labour in a resource-limited setting: A dose escalation study

On World Sepsis Day, Let’s Focus on Mothers and Newborns

13 September is World Sepsis Day, an opportunity for the global health community to recognize the burden of this morbidity and build momentum for prompt action. Sepsis, which is a result of the body’s response to infection, is responsible for roughly 11% of maternal deaths and 8% of newborn deaths more

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Signal functions for emergency obstetric care as an intervention for reducing maternal mortality: A survey of public and private health facilities in Lusaka District, Zambia

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 more

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