Please join us on 17 September 2018 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Maternal Health Task Force, showcase achievements in global maternal health and chart a course forward for critical steps to end preventable maternal mortality and optimize maternal health around the world.
Beginning in 2016, Management Sciences for Health began testing the group antenatal care (ANC) model, called Pregnancy Clubs, in eastern Uganda; and later in 2017, the model was adapted for western Kenya. The ANC service design reflects many elements of the “generic model” put forward by J. Sharma et al…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.
Research in high-income countries has shown that compared to the traditional one-on-one model of antenatal care (ANC), group ANC can offer positive health outcomes. To address the evidence gap in low-resource settings, researchers recently developed a “generic” model of group ANC for low- and middle-income countries and conducted a feasibility study in urban India…read more
Kangaroo mother care involves prolonged continuous skin-to-skin contact between a mother or her surrogate and her preterm or low birth weight infant. For stable preterm infants, this low-cost, high-impact intervention has been shown to offer better thermal regulation and greater health benefits compared to conventional care…read more