Respectful Maternity Care and Maternal Mental Health are Inextricably Linked

This blog was originally published by Sara Matthews in the New Security Beat blog of the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. A positive birth experience is not a luxury, but a necessity, said Hedieh Mehrtash, consultant for the Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research at the...

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Why is it important to invest in midwives?

Today is International Day of the Midwife (IDM). It is a day to celebrate and to reflect on the impact midwives and midwifery can make on reducing maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity, stillbirths and on improving quality care for women and newborns. It is also a time to consider how...

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Mistreatment of newborns following childbirth in Nepal

Quality of care is essential for ensuring a positive health facility experience and strengthening trust in the health system.  The increasing attention given to a woman’s experience of care during childbirth as a marker of the quality of health care has been emphasized by the WHO Standards and Guidelines and...

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Virtual Quality of Care Coaches Training in Ethiopia

Followed by the virtual Quality Improvement(QI) workshop[1] held by UNICEF ESARO, WHO, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health in Kenya in June, a virtual training for Quality of Care(QoC) coaches was organized by health section of UNICEF Ethiopia country office(ECO) supported by UNICEF ESARO and in collaboration with Ministry of...

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