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Maternal Health Africa

Saving Africa's Mothers With Solar Suitcases

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, disturbing as it is, is dwarfed by the number of young mothers who suffer injury, infection and disease after giving birth.

Maternal and Child Health in Kenya

Annie Sparrow | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Annie Sparrow

So what is behind this painstakingly slow progress on maternal health in Kenya, especially in light of the enlightened approach to many development issues, including infant mortality?

Women Who Inspire: Maternal Health In Karamoja

Diane Fender | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In rural villages, urban centers, hospitals and communities around the world women, and girls are leaders, visionaries and investors on the front lines of change. Though their stories are often untold, throughout history women and girls have shaped the fabric of societies.

The World Needs More Midwives

Esther Madudu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Esther Madudu

Once trained, a single midwife can provide care for 500 women every year, including safe delivery of 100 babies. An estimated that 350,000 more midwives are needed around the world to help reduce maternal and child deaths -- but training is prohibitively expensive for most women in the developing world.

The Role of the Artist Is to Make [the Maternal Health] Revolution Irresistible

Lisa Russell | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Artists, by nature of their innate passion and talent for inspiring audiences, can empower a local community in ways that others can't... They can say more with their songs and art than any of us can say with a simple Tweet or Facebook post.

A Mother and Child's Health, a Cause All Women Can Support

Elisabeth Anderson Rapport | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Anderson Rapport

#GivingTuesday is the perfect occasion to redeem our digital selves. To go online and make a holiday gift in honor of a mom you love, and to use our collective voice on social media to unite around the importance of supporting maternal health initiatives around the world.

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

Taking Charge

Ifeyinwa Madu Egwaoje | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Ifeyinwa Madu Egwaoje

The traditional birth attendant lacks formal training. She lacks medical supplies such as iron supplements and delivery kits. In the past three years, though, the traditional birth attendant has lost only one woman and two babies during delivery.

Implementing My Ashoka Idea

Ifeyinwa Madu Egwaoje | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Ifeyinwa Madu Egwaoje

Where there is no Internet to get information about pregnancy, no doctors to make prenatal appointments, the birthing process is no longer a period of excitement but one of fear, uncertainty and sometimes near-death experiences.

White Ribbon Alliance Video Blog From Closing Ceremony of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Kampala, Uganda

Gloria A. Iribagiza | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Gloria A. Iribagiza

Gloria Iribaziga reports from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) where the draft resolution "Access to Health as a Basic Right: The Role of Parliaments in Addressing Key Challenges to Securing the Health of Women and Children" has been unanimously passed.

A Rwanda Where No Woman Dies At Birth

Gloria A. Iribagiza | Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact
Gloria A. Iribagiza

Changing the stakes for Rwanda, to become the safest place for women to give birth in Sub-Saharan Africa, calls for persistent commitment and determination in the maternal and child health cause.

Advocating for Recruitment and Retention of Additional Health Workers in Uganda

Samuel Senfuka | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Samuel Senfuka

In Uganda, 16 women die every day due to pregnancy or childbirth related complications. Almost 99 percent of these deaths are preventable!

Another Reason Not To Take Your Tampons For Granted

allAfrica | Posted 02.16.2012 | Women

Sixteen-year-old Tinashe Magaya's parents struggle to feed their offspring and for things like sanitary pads and tampons are luxuries she can not dare...

A Country in Constant Crisis: Maternal Health in the Central African Republic

David Lindsay | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
David Lindsay

Maternal health is one of the most pressing issues in developing countries. One of the worst cases is the Central African Republic, a country that is little understood and rarely visited.