Pregnant in a War Zone: Why Respectful Maternity Care Matters in Humanitarian Settings

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Betsy McCallon, CEO, White Ribbon Alliance. Respectful maternity care (RMC) is a human right and an integral component of comprehensive health services. Components of RMC include...

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Respectful Maternity Care Can Lead to Successful Breastfeeding: A Win for Mother and Baby

As maternal-newborn health advocates recognize the importance of breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week, we at White Ribbon Alliance thought it would be helpful to show how important our call for respectful maternity care is for successful breastfeeding. This connection isn’t necessarily obvious, even to those who are considered respectful-care or...

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Maternal-newborn health – Quality, equity and dignity for all

Blog by: Amy Boldosser-Boesch, FCI Program of MSH; Olive Cocoman, WHO; Mary Kinney, Save the Children; Betsy McCallon, White Ribbon Alliance; Kadi Toure, PMNCH. A powerful new integrated maternal-newborn health advocacy campaign focused on quality, equity and dignity of care for all mothers and babies was launched at the Women Deliver conference. The Global...

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