Video: Maternal Health Care After Nepal’s Earthquakes

If there is one thing we’ve seen over the past month or so after the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May is there is an overall concerted effort to help women who are expecting babies during the aftermath of the natural disaster.

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How Ethiopia is Scaling Midwifery to Save More Mothers, Newborns

Addis Ababa- In Ethiopia there are 4.9 million pregnancies each year of which 84% take place in rural areas. Here in Ethiopia, where the vast majority of women deliver at home, only 32% of maternal, newborn and child health needs are being met by midwives according to the newly released State of Midwifery Report. That is troubling for a country that is making noticeable strides to save … Continue reading How Ethiopia is Scaling Midwifery to Save More Mothers, Newborns

Our Newest Partners: Jhpiego and World Vision

We are thrilled to partner with two of the leading global NGOs, Jhpiego and World Vision, to spread awareness about key issues affecting women, girls, and mothers in poor and middle income countries. In the coming months we will collaborate on ways to bring compelling, international content and coverage about issues that mean the difference between life and death for women and girls, or can … Continue reading Our Newest Partners: Jhpiego and World Vision

Key Tweets from the #MalariaBuzz Twitter Chat

Today the world’s largest NGOs that work to fight malaria hosted an informative Twitter chat about malaria’s devastating effects on women, men, and children as well as facts to stop the spread of the global, 100% preventable disease. Below are key tweets from the daylong chat and relevant infographics from our friends at Jhpiego. You can continue to follow the conversation at #malariabuzz. Continue reading Key Tweets from the #MalariaBuzz Twitter Chat

Why African Women Are Dying of Cervical Cancer

With so many communicable diseases plaguing the African continent we often forget about the non-communicable diseases that ravish its people as well. Did you know that cervical cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in Africa? Taking the lives of roughly 270,000 African women each year, Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, has been studying the rate of cervical cancer in women … Continue reading Why African Women Are Dying of Cervical Cancer

Jhpiego Salutes Women Who Save Mothers’ Lives

Jhpiego, a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to train health professionals in modern reproductive health care, especially family planning, is celebrating women who save mothers’ lives around the world. Be sure to join us and Jhpiego, USAID’s global Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program MCHIP, John Snow Institute, Women Deliver, and PSI for a twitter chat on how providing mothers and their babies with a healthy start to life makes … Continue reading Jhpiego Salutes Women Who Save Mothers’ Lives