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Advancing Maternal #HealthForAll at the 2017 Institutionalizing Community Health Conference

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is delighted to participate in and support the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, taking place 27-30 March 2017. The MHTF will be at the conference gathering the most relevant information on how advancing community health approaches can improve global maternal newborn health...read more

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On International Women’s Day, highlighting health financing for maternal health

Calling All Technical Experts in Maternal Health Measurement: Share Your Input by 31 March

Request for comments on the revision of definitions of maternal deaths

The Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization seeks expert insight into two key areas: defining maternal death and clarifying skilled attendant at birth. Please read and share the full call for comments for more details. Submit comments to maternalestimates@who.int by 31 March 2017...read more

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Country-specific data on the contraceptive needs of adolescents

Quality, Equity and Dignity: A Solution for Every Woman, Every Newborn, Everywhere

All mothers deserve to be treated with Quality, Equity and Dignity. Photo: WRA India.

The government of Malawi recently hosted national and global health leaders in its capital, Lilongwe, to launch the Network for Improving the Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (the Network). The vision is an ambitious one — to halve the number of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in participating health facilities within five years in nine initial countries. The Network aims to build on and accelerate progress while focusing on quality, equity and dignity...read more

Categories: Cross-post Quality of Maternal Health Care

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Two steps forward, one step back on maternal health

The Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative: A call for collaboration and action by 2030

Setting maternal mortality targets for the SDGs