Photo: A Bangladeshi mother caring for her infant A heavily pregnant woman, Tasnim, from a small town in the southwestern part of Bangladesh arrived at a district hospital only to find out that she needed to share a bed with another delivering woman. As with expecting mothers everywhere, Tasnim only hoped...Read More
This piece was originally published on Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborns and Child Health. My daily work involves moving around six hospitals in East-central Uganda implementing data strengthening interventions to increase capture and quantifying maternal and newborn indicators. Critical to my work is capturing data on babies...Read More
Connecting the dots: Designing a more connected journey for pregnant women in Nigeria and Uganda to access quality care at time of birth.
In 2013, a service design team took on the challenge to develop a set of innovative tools to increase the demand and provision of quality maternity care at time of birth in facilities in Uganda and Nigeria. We started with a blank sheet of paper: using service design, any solution...Read More
Acting on the Call: Everyone Needs to Play Their Part Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation
Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation This article was originally published on the Health Policy Plus Viewpoints blog. This past August, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ministers of health from 26 countries took a major leap forward when they signed a ministerial declaration committing to end Preventable Maternal,...Read More
Originally published on WHO When Bandana Das, a midwife in India, washes her hands it is not simply routine, it is a critical step in reducing infection and saving the lives of mothers and newborns. "I have seen mothers discharged from the health facility and then come back to the...Read More