To commemorate its 10th anniversary, the Maternal Health Task Force is seeking nominations for the Maternal Health Visionary Awards now through 15 July 2018 at 11:59PM ET. Each awardee will receive a $1,000 USD prize to put towards their work in maternal health. Awardees will also receive a fully-funded trip to Boston, Massachusetts to accept their award at the Global Maternal Health Symposium on 17 September 2018…read more
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Maternal Health Task Force interviewed Jocelyn Finlay, a researcher investigating the provision and use of maternal health services in an urban setting and within refugee camps in Burundi. According to Finlay, “We wanted to hear about the maternal health services offered, and used, and see if the gap is generated by lack of supply or lack of demand.”…read more
The report sets out the status of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, and on health systems and social and environmental determinants. Regional dashboards on 16 key indicators highlight where progress is being made or lagging.
In 2017, ProPublica introduced a series of articles titled “Lost Mothers” to raise awareness about preventable maternal deaths and striking maternal health inequities in the United States (U.S.). The featured article describes an effort to identify the estimated 700 to 900 women who died from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes in 2016 in the U.S. Other articles highlight critical maternal health issues in the U.S. with an emphasis on racial inequities, quality of care and monitoring and surveillance of maternal deaths…read more