Offline: The false narrative of “tremendous progress”

This blog was originally published by The Lancet here. By Richard Horton “More women and their children are surviving today than ever before.” This statement from UNICEF last week was indisputably true. Impressively detailed reports from the UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation and the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation...

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Keeping the promise: Three steps for mothers & babies health

This blog was originally published by the MamaYe! Evidence for Action here. By Meshack Ian Acholla The 2019 New York Summit was a critical moment for taking global action towards Universal Health Coverage and as a result, leaders adopted the United Nation High-level Political Declaration on UHC. At E4A-MamaYe, we...

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UN high-level meeting: time to act on universal health coverage

We are restless for change. UHC2030 is a multi-stakeholder platform that aims to strengthen the global movement for universal health coverage (UHC), and we are calling for urgent action. As stakeholders from governments, civil society, the private sector, development partners, academia, and the media, we are pushing for all countries...

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Saving Lives at Birth Starts with Quality Care, Everywhere

This post was originally published by JHU's Global health NOW here. After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990. But global and country-level averages hide a tragic, more complex...

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How Much Does It Cost to Save a Mother’s Life?

Calls to action, strategy development, and multiple initiatives over the last decade have made clear how important it is to end preventable maternal and perinatal deaths. But we still don’t have a comprehensive understanding of how much saving these mothers and newborns, and preventing stillbirths will cost. To get a...

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