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A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of Read More

“These things are dangerous”: Understanding induced abortion trajectories in urban Zambia

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Ernestina Coast, Susan F.

The US Supreme Court and the Future of Reproductive Health

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Grand Challenges To Invest In Mental Health Of Adolescent, Young Mothers

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Strong Minds for Stronger Adolescent and Young Mothers Janna Patterson, senior program officer with the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Karlee Silver, vice president of Targeted Challenges for Grand Challenges Canada; and Nicole Sirivansanti, associate program officer with the…More


Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Modeling Impact Of Proposed Global Health Budget…

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Realizing the promise of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

AbstractReflecting on Storeng and Béhague (“Lives in the balance”: the politics of integration in the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.


A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of Read More


Does addressing gender inequalities and empowering women and girls improve health and…

This article presents evidence supporting the hypothesis that promoting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment (GEWE) leads to better health and development outcomes.


A scoping review of cost benefit analysis in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health:…

Growing evidence suggests that early life investments in health are associated with improved human capital and economic outcomes.


MNCH, TB Practitioners Should Work Together To Prevent Childhood TB

Devex: Opinion: Tuberculosis is a forgotten priority for child health Luis Tam, global technical lead for maternal, newborn, and child health at Management Sciences for Health “…[Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH)] practitioners are seldom trained and encouraged to think of TB as a childhood disease, and what to do when confronted with a potential…More


"Lives in the balance": The politics of integration in the Partnership for Maternal,…

A decade ago, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) was established to combat the growing fragmentation of global health action into uncoordinated, issue-specific efforts.


Zika Epidemic Rekindles U.S. Abortion Debate; All Advocates Agree More Funding Needed To…

USA TODAY: Zika outbreak could reignite abortion debate “…With nearly 1,000 pregnant women in the U.S. infected with Zika and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising all expectant mothers to be screened for exposure to the virus, the USA is beginning to get a hint about why the issue became so contentious in Latin…More


My family legacy: delivering health and equity across generations

Editor’s note: This is the third post in our blog series Local Brilliance: women leading global health innovation, featuring firsthand accounts from scientists and leaders who are saving lives and improving health for women and girls in their countries and communities. As a little girl, I used to help my mother organize her closet every change […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthFriday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gapThe Innovation Effect: five reasons it matters ;


Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response

Five simple changes in water and sanitation can help manage menstruation in crises, says Nicole Klaesener-Metzner.


El Salvador prison releases woman jailed for miscarriage

A Salvadoran court has released Maria Teresa Rivera, a woman jailed for having a miscarriage. The decision to release Rivera, who was jailed in 2012, is a symbol of hope to the many women incarcerated on wrongful abortion charges in the Central American nation. Rivera, 33, was arrested in a hospital after her mother-in-law found


Achieving maternal and child health gains in Afghanistan: a Countdown to 2015…

Despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress in its reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health indicators over the last decade based on contributions of factors within and outside the health sector. However, equitable access to health care remains a challenge and present delivery models have high transactional costs, affecting sustainability. To maintain and further accelerate health and development gains, future strategies in Afghanistan will need to focus on investments in improving social determinants of health and targeted cost-effective interventions to address major causes of maternal and newborn mortality.


Maverick Collective Helps Link Funders To Projects To Improve Women’s Health Worldwide

NPR: New Charity Invites Female Millionaires To Donate — And Get Involved “…According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund, ‘less than two cents [of] every international development dollar is spent on an adolescent girl.’ The Maverick Collective hopes to change that breakdown. It’s a philanthropic organization that was publicly launched this…More


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