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Maternal Health Care

Maternal Health Is A Social Issue, Too

Molly Melching | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

In Senegal and throughout West Africa, deeply-rooted social norms are meant to protect and support a woman and her child throughout her pregnancy and after the birth. Unfortunately, these beliefs can also put the mother and child's health at risk.

Respectful Care Is Quality Care

Catherine Carr | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Catherine Carr

The concept of "safe motherhood" isn't just about ensuring a woman's physical safety or preventing her death or disability. It is respect for a woman's basic human rights, including her autonomy, dignity, feelings, choices, and preferences, including companionship during maternity care.

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.

Saving the Lives of Mothers and Newborns in Remote Areas of Nepal

Arlene Samen | Posted 06.20.2012 | Impact
Arlene Samen

There are no functional birthing centers in Dolpa. Most health posts consist of an empty room, while some of them have rudimentary equipment it is often in dismal condition.

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.

Linsanely Tall

Mark Moore | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
Mark Moore

Millions of kids can now "look up" to Jeremy Lin for his accomplishments. If we grasp the opportunity to act on their behalf by getting the proper nutrition into their young lives, maybe more of us can look up to them someday?

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.

Pregnant and Displaced: Double the Danger

Sarah Costa | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Sarah Costa

It's time we all step up our efforts to ensure that women everywhere can decide freely if and when they want to have children, that all mothers can deliver their babies safely and services are available for women who have suffered violence.

Be the Change: Save a Mom (PHOTOS)

Teri Whitcraft | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
Teri Whitcraft

Last week, Good Morning America unveiled the dozen semi-finalists on our Million Moms Challenge Facebook contest page. Now we're asking America to decide who advances in the contest.

Fashionista with a Purpose: Christy Turlington's Film to Promote Maternal Health Care

Mary Hall | Posted 09.03.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

Pictured: Christy Turlington discusses her documentary "No Women No Cry." (photo: M. Hall)Christy Turlington is one of the most recognizable faces in ...

'Every Mother Counts': Fighting Maternal Mortality

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

You may be shocked to learn that the United States is 50th in the world in terms of how well it provides its citizens with maternal health care. It has dropped from a previous ranking of 41st, trailing Canada and a host of European countries.