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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More


More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all #preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners.


The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More


Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids

by Susannah Colt, Maria N. Garcia-Casal, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Julia L. Finkelstein, Pura Rayco-Solon, Zita C.


County-level racial prejudice and the black-white gap in infant health outcomes

Publication date: Available online 10 April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jacob Orchard, Joseph Price Objective Black mothers are 60 percent more likely than white mothers to have preterm births and twice as likely to have a baby with low birth weight.


Child mortality in Iran’s provinces: successes and future needs

In The Lancet Global Health, Younes Mohammadi and colleagues1 present an estimate of the change in under-5 child mortality rate (CMR) from 1990 to 2015 in Iran. The dramatic 70% reduction means that Iran as a whole achieved Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4) and was one of the best performers in the Middle East and North Africa region in absolute reduction of CMR during the past four decades.2 The figure is also higher than the worldwide estimate of a 52·0% decrease in CMR as provided by the Global Burden of Disease Study (2015).


Understanding the linkages between violence against women and violence against children

Worldwide, it has been recognised that violence against women and violence against children are significant human rights and public health issues,1,2 with WHO describing violence against women as a “global health problem of epidemic proportions”.3 Globally, a third of women have been the victims of gender-based violence3 and over 1 billion children have experienced violence in the past year.1 Furthermore, a quarter of all adults report being victims of physical abuse as children, with a fifth of women reporting being victims of child sexual abuse.


How to survive birth in one of the world’s hardest places

PATH/Georgina Goodwin

Everyone gets one golden minute. If we don’t take our first breath in the 60 seconds after we’re born, all bets are off. But if the right person is paying attention—someone trained in exactly what to do and when—then the game of life tips back in our favor. Until a little over a year ago, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOne mentor, dozens of nurses, thousands of healthier kidsLessons from the front lines ;


World Birth Defects Day 2017 Raises Global Awareness of Birth Defects 

Jennifer Williams, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC Every year, about 3% to 6% of infants worldwide are born with a serious birth defect. Birth defects can affect an infant regardless of birthplace, race or ethnicity. In some countries, birth defects are a leading cause of death for babies and young children. Those who survive and live with these conditions have an increased risk of lifelong disabilities.


Child mortality, commodity price volatility and the resource curse

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Yousef Makhlouf, Neil M.


The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More


Complementary Feeding and Diarrhea and Respiratory Infection Among HIV-Exposed Tanzanian…

Objective: To examine the association between complementary feeding and risks of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection (ARI) among HIV-exposed infants aged 6–24 months.


Reducing adolescent smoking in India

David P Thomas and Marita Hefler1 suggest ways to reduce adolescent smoking in low-income and middle-income countries, in response to the Article by Bo Xi and colleagues (November, 2016).2 We suggest some additional measures to reduce adolescent smoking in India.


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