What are women’s roles in the maternal health care decision-making process in settings like India? Are women’s voices heard by their family members and caregivers? How can women be empowered in maternal health care? To answer these questions, the ALMATA team conducted baseline research and surveyed 500 women from New Delhi and Mumbai, India.
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.
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
Due to popular demand, we have moved the Global Maternal Health Symposium to a larger venue in the same building, and registration is now open. The symposium will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Maternal Health Task Force, showcase achievements in global maternal health and chart a course forward for optimizing maternal health around the world…read more