Jhpiego presents the International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Midwifery to Nepal's Maiya Manandhar, a role model for providing services to women.
The scene outside the stadium mirrored a celebratory atmosphere as some 1,000 midwives from 103 countries gathered on a warm Durban winter day cheering for a common cause: The world needs more midwives.
Almost nothing would do as much to fight starvation around the world as the ultimate low-tech solution: exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months of life.
The government has decided to provide performance-linked incentive to accredited social health activists (ASHAs) to reduce neonatal mortality.
Midwives are overworked and underpaid, but a study focusing on midwifery will be a vital tool in helping to tackle the problems.
The Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly has adjourned, with major decisions to support reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH).
The families of two women who died following obstructed labour begin an historic legal action today, in a bid to force the Ugandan government to tackle the shortages of doctors and midwives, drug stock-outs and absence of emergency transport that kill 16 women a day.
President Jakaya Kikwete has reiterated the government’s resolve to help its 100 hospitals and 200 health centres offer improved maternal health and other services.
An inter-Country Training of Trainers in Home Based Maternal and Newborn Care opened in Monrovia yesterday with a called for participating countries to work in reducing maternal and newborn mortality rate which remain high.
16 countries announced new commitments to dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, as part of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.