Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Reducing Black Maternal Deaths by Raising the Standard of Care

Rooted in institutional racism and implicit biases, and impacted by the social determinants of health, Black women are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than their white peers. At least 60 percent of these deaths are preventable, which is why Global Communities’ Healthy Start program provides a continuum of high-quality maternal and infant care for diverse Black and immigrant communities in San Diego, CA.

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The Role of WASH in Sustaining Maternal Health During Delivery: Reflections from Global Communities WASH for Health Program, Ghana

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a foundational role in improving maternal health outcomes during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.

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PCI Champions Movement to Advance Black Maternal Health, Rights, and Justice

Black women are three times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. Many of these deaths are preventable, and research indicates their …

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Local Authorities Rapidly Respond to the Safety of Mothers and Newborn Health in Taiz

The war in Yemen has presented a formidable challenge to health care facilities and maternal health services during the conflict, putting thousands of mothers’ lives …

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Enhanced Well-being for Millions of Families in India

A Story of Transformative Integration at Scale A series of papers recently published in the Journal of Global Health tells the story of Ananya, an …

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‘Orange the World’: Tackling Gender Inequalities Exacerbated by COVID-19

Last year, for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, I shared my observations as a maternal and child nurse working in low-resourced environments. …

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Addressing India’s ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Violence Against Women and Girls

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, women and girls face a heightened risk of domestic violence and exploitation. According to UN Women, this “shadow pandemic” is …

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Expecting During the Unexpected: Pregnancy and Birth in the Time of COVID-19

For all that has come to a screeching halt in the time of COVID-19, life still goes on. In hospitals, homes and clinics across the …

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Turning Up the Volume on Black Maternal Health in the US

Ahead of Black Maternal Health Week and in recognition of the critical support provided by nurses, midwives and community health workers year-round, PCI’s Healthy Start …

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Gaining Ground on Cervical Cancer in Zambia

Timing is everything. Just ask Janny Zulu. The 52-year-old single mother of two recently found out she had a precancerous lesion on her cervix, putting …

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Delivering Positive Birth Experiences to Black Women in San Diego

Darynée Blount had every intention of becoming a lawyer. But after traumatic birth experiences with her first two children, she decided to pursue justice in a …

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Can Equity be Built in Traditional Families?

Nimgbor Wuninyun (center) and his wives Adjoa (left) and N-Munankpor (right), of Tikarni Community in Kpandai District, each understand and appreciate the benefits of participating …

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Zambian Mother-Turned-Activist Joins Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Globally, one woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes. In Zambia, Project Concern International (PCI) is working to put an end to these tragic …

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USAID TWIYUBAKE Holds Early Childhood Development Workshop

USAID Twiyubake, in collaboration with the National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP), organized a workshop and field learning event for CHAIN partners. The event served …

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Redefining Fatherhood: One New Dad’s Journey as a Preemie Parent

When Martha was born, her mother Enipha says she was barely the size of her own slender forearm. The nurse on duty at Balaka District …

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Kenya Project Takes Novel Approach to Preventing and Reducing Gender-based Violence

A project in Kenya that addresses sexual health and gender-based violence (GBV) is taking a novel approach by deliberately involving men and boys in its …

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Managing Menstruation Delivers Dignity and Opportunity

By Celia Zeilberger This article was originally published on USAID Global Waters In some remote parts of Ghana, girls are told that crossing a river …

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 – It’s Time for Action

Source: https://menstrualhygieneday.org/2019-campaign-materials/ By Sarah Goddard and Lena Pritzkat May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day), which aims to break persisting taboos around menstruation, raise …

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