Call for Papers: Neglected Populations – Decreasing Inequalities & Improving Measurement in Maternal Health

In order to address the need to reduce inequalities and showcase necessary measurement improvements to uncover them, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is partnering for the fourth time with PLOS for a new MHTF-PLOS collection, “Neglected Populations: Decreasing inequalities and improving measurement in maternal health.” The MHTF’s overarching goal for our collections is to promote and facilitate the wide dissemination of new evidence on this critical topic, highlighting in particular the work of maternal health researchers in low-resource settings.

World Population Day 2015: Striving for Sustainable Development and a Health System that Serves All

On World Population Day, JSI’s Tanvi Pandit-Rajani and Leslie Patykewich imagine a shift in international development toward a market-based approach that will help ensure that whole populations are reached with the right commodities, at the right price, at the right time, regardless

Using Mobile Technology to Transform Child Survival in Malawi

cStock, a mobile and web-based logistics system designed by SC4CCM, is being used by community health workers in Malawi to track and report inventory of essential medicines and other health commodities for children under five.

International Youth Day 2014: Going beyond disease and mortality

August 12 is International Youth Day. MCHIP’s Maura Gaughan provides insight into the global strategies to improve child health.

The funding is commendable: but what about coordination? Working together to save children’s lives

There are roughly 750 days left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among other benchmarks, this means reducing the number of child deaths worldwide by two-thirds (MDG4).

Impressions from Arusha: A call to action to improve health care for women and end preventable maternal mortality world wide

There is something ceaseless and timelessness in resplendent Arusha, Tanzania, the venue of the second Global Maternal Health Conference. Not so in the hallways of the conference meeting where a sense of urgency to do more for maternal health is evidently palpable. I was struck by three main impressions.

The first 28 days: Simple interventions save newborn lives

It is time for international attention to children’s health to shift focus to the newborn period – a crucial time of life that requires specific strategies.

We must correct imbalanced global investments within the world of immunization

In recent years, the world of immunization has been dominated by a focus on life-saving vaccines and the prevention of individual diseases. The global community has launched what is being called the “Decade of Vaccines.” Not a week goes by without a major medical journal publishing articles with exciting news on the development, efficacy, value, supply, and financing of new vaccines.