Maternal health is often overlooked in times of civil unrest, public health or humanitarian crises, creating a further disadvantaged subset of the already vulnerable population. Medecines sans Frontieres (MSF) recently hosted a scientific research day that explored several promising projects aimed at improving maternal health in these settings.
Increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding is an effective strategy for preventing diarrhea, a leading cause of poor nutritional status and death among infants. Researchers at the Mumbai-based non-profit Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action recently published results of a study aimed at improving exclusive breastfeeding practices in informal settlements in Mumbai…read more
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) held its annual clinical and scientific meeting in April 2018 in Austin, Texas. Presentations and conversations focused on health disparities, family planning risk management, postpartum family planning and postpartum hemorrhage…read more