Health reform may be a political football for politicians, but for those whose start in life will be rough enough, it is not a game, and the next baby may not be so lucky.
They have no shelter, no kitchen, no toilets, no bathing facilities. They must fend off animals and criminals. These physical and psychological stresses create a great deal of suffering just before the intensely physical demands of childbirth and subsequent care of a newborn.
"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."
On International Women's Day, Jhpiego salutes women, many of whom struggle every day to keep themselves and their families alive and healthy without the guarantees of nutritious food, good health, basic education or a safe home.
What if you could do something right now to help heal girls and women with fistula in the developing world? And what if helping was as simple as playing a game?
With the sequester fast approaching, the Republican Party has forgotten that President George W. Bush racked up half our deficit on the War on Terror....
Miscarriage isn't about pregnancy ambivalence or anxiety, prior abortions or outbursts of venomous anger, feelings of sadness or anything else that you can seemingly control. Miscarriage is simpler than all of that. It is loss of life that wasn't sustainable.
By promoting and funding progress in the areas of education, health and justice, we can change the prospects for girls and women, and those girls and women can change the world.
What can we do to accelerate progress for women? Ahead of next week's International Women's Day, here are three priorities to consider for a global agenda.
As an outsider, it had been easy for me to make assumptions of how fathers treated their daughters. Despite conditions and cultural attitudes that many writers decry as deeply oppressive, many find great love and comfort within their own homes.
On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, we highlight the role of the private sector in advancing the health and well-being of women, infants & children. The private sector brings expertise in strategy, innovation, metrics, communications, and even the power of thousands of employees who want to make a difference.
Reproductive rights are human rights. The right to decide whether to have children, how many to have, and when to have them is a core human right for women everywhere, and having the option of a full range of contraceptive methods ensures that this right can be upheld.
Ending AIDS starts with stopping the transmission of pediatric AIDS. We know this because we have done so, here in the United States and in much of Europe, and Asia. But we're not there yet.
Having health information in the palm of her hand is now possible for Asha Sarkar, a new mother who lives in a slum outside of Dhaka. She is one of t...
Nomthunzi was born with no complications to her proud parents. She was just a few weeks old when my husband grew ill. He passed away three months later.
Some 830,000 babies' lives can be saved worldwide if they are breastfed within the critical first hour after birth. Babies who are breastfed within the very first hour after birth are three times more likely to survive than if they are breastfed a day after birth.
Are we supporting moms enough? In too many places, the answer is no. As moms, we all want the best for our children -- but any of us can tell you we cannot do it alone, especially right after birth.
Every Valentine's Day, I end up reflecting on the previous year and the state of women in the world. It has now become my V-day ritual -- sorting through articles, and considering the presence of gender-based violence in the media over the previous 12 months.
Can you imagine being the parent whose child contracts one of these illnesses and you know halfway around the world children will survive and perhaps never even come in contact with one of these diseases because of modern medicine?
The United States has played a meaningful role in Africa's progress. As President Barack Obama's second term begins, AAVA urges him to ensure that our nation's policies toward Africa make justice and equal partnership key principles of engagement.