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Safe Motherhood

The Basics of Maternal Health: Taking a Stand for Clean Water and Hygiene in Health Facilities

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Schechtman

For women in the world's most economically deprived countries, collecting water is a key part of preparing to give birth -- if they are lucky enough to have a source of water that they can use.

Remembering and Honoring Our Mothers

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

We often forget that mothers need support too, but this Mother's Day can help us to focus on the lifeline that women extend to us.

Family Planning: Making the Fundamental Human Right a Reality

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Providing for the unmet need for family planning requires not only tearing down the barriers that women and adolescents face in their homes and communities, but also expanding the availability of quality information, supplies and services.

International Women's Day 2011: A Time for Recommitment to Maternal Health

Carol Peasley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Peasley

The probability that my 15-year-old neighbor in Washington, D.C., will eventually die from a maternal cause is one in 43,000. If I instead lived in sub-Saharan Africa, the probability would be one in 31; if in Afghanistan, one in 11.