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An innovative community-based maternal health delivery strategy (MOMâ€”mobile obstetric medics) implemented among internally displaced ethnic communities in eastern Burma was associated with substantially improved access to a range of essential maternal health services, such as a ten fold increase in the proportion of women in delivery attended to by health staff trained to provide emergency care.
A community-based maternal health delivery strategy known as the MOM Project (mobile obstetric medics) dramatically increased access to maternal health care services for internally displaced woman in eastern Burma.
In our Editorial this month the PLoS Medicine editors argue that the time has come to integrate prevention and treatment of HIV into maternal and child health care programs.
In the next five years, 11 million African women and children could be saved by creating near-universal availability of key life-saving interventions.
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, an international alliance of groups working on maternal and child health argues that $US30 billion of additional funding is needed to save the lives of over 10 million women and children by 2015, but this estimate is misleadingly low because it leaves out crucial service delivery costs.
-- With One Woman Dying Nearly Every Minute of Every Day in Pregnancy or Childbirth, CARE Asks World Leaders to Commit to $4 Billion Annually to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Globally -- WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE supports the Canadian government's prioritization of maternal and child health at the upcoming G8 Summit and calls on all G8 nations to come prepared to reach an agreement for concrete funding commitments to support health care interventions...
In order to realize international health goals aiming to improve maternal health, recognition of women's full reproductive and sexual health rights is crucial.
ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka, the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs, and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, announced today the 16 winners of their Young Champions competition - the first-ever international fellowship to focus on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health.
-- New Case Study Highlights CARE's Model Program that Led to a 50 Percent Reduction in Maternal Deaths -- WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today led a briefing on Capitol Hill to bring critical attention to the dire maternal health situation facing millions of women around the globe.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched this week, Global Voices for Maternal Health gives doctors, nurses and midwives worldwide a voice in how best to provide care to pregnant women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
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