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[1] took a major leap forward when they signed a ministerial declaration committing to end Preventable Maternal,...

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2017 International Midwife Award Winner: Loveluck Mwasha

I wanted to be a midwife for as long as I can remember and have now been practicing this noble profession for 30 years. I joined the Aga Khan Hospital as the nurse manager for maternal and child health in 1990 and was appointed director of nursing and midwifery services...

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Teaching, Partnering, and Making a Difference to Help Babies Breathe

I met Rahma shortly after my arrival in Tanzania, joined by three colleagues as visiting faculty at a teaching hospital where we’d spend the next year together. We met at the cafeteria, all attempting to find shade under the canopy from the hot, Dar-es-Salaam sun. The four of us would...

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JamboMama!: New Health Mobile App for Tanzanian Women

Have you heard of JamboMama!? It is an innovative solution that helps save the lives of expectant mothers who live far from health facilities that can deal with gynaecological obstetric emergencies. JamboMama! is an interactive mobile application that connects pregnant women living with the mother and child healthcare services. It...

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