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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Why so many newborns and mothers still die

This post was originally published on Project Syndicate here. To improve quality of care before, during, and after childbirth, the global health community must develop new, evidence-backed interventions that address the underlying – often hidden – reasons why health-care providers fail to take the necessary steps. The first step is...

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Training nurses for improved neonatal care in Haiti

By Alka Dev In 1804, Haiti defeated its French colonizers to become the first Black nation to gain independence due to a large and successful slave rebellion. While the country was free to promote human rights, universal citizenship, and participation in government, development in Haiti has been a broad challenge....

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