New blog post by the PLOS Collection team on the speaking of medicine blog reviews highlights of the second collection on improving Maternal Health globally….
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New article in the present New England Journal bu Bhutta and Black. Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health — So Near and Yet So Far…
In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report, a Lancet Commission revisits the case for investing in health and has developed…
News outlets report on the WHO’s release of new guidance on access to contraception and family planning services. U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency issues guidance on access to contraceptive information, services “With preparations under way to mark International Women’s Day this Saturday, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] released a set of…More
BOSTON, MASS – On the day that brought an update on the Mississippi baby, who remains free of HIV infection two years after antiretroviral treatment was discontinued, and another baby who tests HIV-negative while continuing early aggressive treatment, CROI presentations also highlighted the challenges HIV presents to birth and survival for mothers and their infants. […](Read more…)
In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked women who work at the World Bank Group one simple question: “How will ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity empower women around the world?” Here’s a sampling from World Bank women around the world. I saw firsthand how something as simple as a gas connection could transform lives. A mother of five in Colombia told me – with tears in her eyes – how her life, and that of her family, had improved. Her children were healthier with fewer respiratory illnesses.
Wall Street Journal: China to Maintain Population Controls “China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission defended population policies, saying the government won’t announce a time frame for a complete end to population controls. China Health Minister Li Bin said Thursday at a health briefing that despite recent relaxation of the one-child policy, there will be…More
PRI’s The World begins a journey through pregnancy and childbirth, across cultures and continents. We start in villages in Malawi and Nepal, where women become mothers in challenging conditions.
6 March 2014 — In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
The Guardian: China may opt for ‘two children’ policy in future, says senior official “After decades of enforcing a one-child policy, China may in the future allow every couple to have two children, a senior family planning official has said…” (Branigan, 3/4).
Those who read our blog know that we are very focused on anemia– and for good reason (we think). Despite increasing efforts to diagnose and treat anemia worldwide, anemia affects 28% of the global population. And for the specific populations of greatest interest to the Maternova team, anemia is of tremendous relevance– affecting as much as 42% of pregnant women and 47% of preschool aged children internationally. But did you know that diagnosing anemia in pregnancy requires some additional information and different cutoff points?
Recently, Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, which took on three persistent myths that block progress for the poor. In the same spirit, this week we’re debunking six myths that impede progress in global health. Today we take … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related Stories10 cool projects from PATH—and youDo vaccines really need to be kept cold?Ridding Senegal of malaria ;