No Woman Should Give Birth Alone

It’s not cultural preferences that force women to give birth alone: poverty and lack of supportive health policies do. Nosa Orobaton, Bolaji Fapohunda and Anne Austin share insights from health policies – where one in five women give birth with no help.

Restoring Confidence in a Challenged Health System: MCSP in Liberia

The 2014 Ebola outbreak badly damaged Liberia’s health system, leaving only 44% of health facilities throughout the country functioning in its wake. In a new blog, The Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Kelly Dale and Rose Macauley explain what is being done to restore confidence among Liberians in the country’s health system.

Uterine Atony, an Extremely Dangerous Complication Effectively Managed Thanks to the NASG

  Joana is the kind of woman who strictly follows the advice of  health personnel, taking recommended measures to prevent health conditions and complications. Unfortunately, Joana could not prevent uterine atony, which caused her to hemorrhage shortly after giving birth on November 23  at Oecusse Referral Hospital in timor Leste. Joana is a healthy 19-year … Continue reading “Uterine Atony, an Extremely Dangerous Complication Effectively Managed Thanks to the NASG”

International Youth Day 2014: Going beyond disease and mortality

International Youth Day is an opportunity to recognize global efforts for child survival and early childhood development that are the foundations for healthy youth development and growth.

Women Deliver Day 1: Going to Scale on MNCH: Vitruvius and the Mindset of the Architect

His name was not mentioned at the Women Deliver Conference, here on-going in Kuala Lumpur, yet, presentation after presentation on Day 1 alluded to ideas of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born around 80–70 BC) found in his classic work De Architectura.