COVID-19 as a risk factor for obstetric violence

The new coronavirus outbreak is challenging health systems around the world, requiring quick adjustments and accommodations in order to face the pandemic. During the last decade, the widespread problem of abuse and disrespect of women during childbirth was placed on the global public health agenda. The concept of obstetric violence...

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In this extraordinary time, routine health care is essential

As global health leaders, governments, civil society and NGOs grapple to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the voices of women and girls remain largely unheard. The Coronavirus Global Response launched by the European Commission has raised €9.8 billion to date to combat the pandemic; however, allocations explicitly for the protection and continued provision...

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Teletriaging to give moms virtual support during COVID-19

60% of our ANC clients reported that COVID-19 is influencing their decisions on where and when to seek care. We already have over 150,000 women enrolled on our Propmpts digital health platform, and have recognized that scaling up the service would empower more women to seek care at the right...

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Bereavement Care in the Time of Corona

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Marc Harder, Sands UK “There are things you only do for love” (Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera) The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the importance of care around death and the dying...

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A story of stillbirth in a family from Uganda

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Loyce Ajilong I got married on December 12, 2003, and after two month of marriage I conceived my firstborn. The ultrasound scan revealed a male fetus and this was good news for us. We were all excited. We developed...

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