Mexican Midwife Improves Quality of Care for Mothers

By providing compassionate and culturally appropriate care to women throughout their reproductive life, trained and supported midwives are critical to closing the gaps in human resources for health and helping to reduce maternal and newborn deaths. Gloria Flores, a licensed nurse and perinatal specialist from Morelos state, Mexico, is working...

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Midwives on the Edge—Providing Essential Care in Crisis Settings

Across many settings, midwives are key players in the maternal health workforce. The Maternal Health Task Force’s Kayla McGowan recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sera Bonds, Founder/CEO of Circle of Health International, for her insight into successes, challenges and the role of midwifery in crisis settings. KM: Please describe...

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Saving Lives Together

LGH ‘s objective is to help train and equip over one million birth attendants to become efficient lifesavers, and to help save over 400,000 more lives per year by 2020. We believe these objectives are fully achievable by supporting our alliance partners and their implementation programs. The following brief video...

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The 12 most widely downloaded HNN resources in 2016

2016 was an important year for newborn health. Some highlights included new research and guidelines emphasizing the importance of addressing perinatal deaths, managing infections and improving postnatal care, and counting every baby. Seven international professional associations endorsed a joint statement on kangaroo mother care to accelerate its use for small...

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Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series Into Action: Five Next Steps

Originally published on MHTF. By Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Last week, experts in maternal health convened at the Wilson Center to mark the recent launch of The Lancet Maternal Health Series, discuss its implications and brainstorm how to translate findings into...

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