Event Recap | After Mexico City and Before Copenhagen: Keeping Our Promise to Mothers and Newborns

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By: Haodan "Heather" Chen, Intern, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program

The Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference gathered more than 1,000 policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates from all over the world to discuss existing challenges in reaching under-served women and practical solutions. “Quality, integration, and equity” were the primary themes. This spring, the Women Deliver conference will continue the conversation in Copenhagen. What’s needed to carry on momentum? What lessons have been learned? Where do we go next? read more

Midwives Can Significantly Reduce Maternal Mortality, But They Need Support

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By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Effectively scaling up midwifery care will help reduce maternal mortality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, but midwives need the support of the enabling environment. In honor of International Day of the Midwife, we sat down with Rima Jolivet, our Maternal Health Technical Director, for insight into her experience as a certified nurse-midwife as well as her thoughts on the current and future landscape of midwifery……read more

#IDM2016: Key Resources for Midwifery

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By: Jacquelyn Caglia, Associate Director, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

As we celebrate International Day of the Midwife on May 5th, now is an especially important time to acknowledge midwives for their hard work in ensuring the health of women and newborns before, during, and after childbirth. Read our resource roundup to learn more about the state of midwifery around the globe!…read more