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Challenges in achieving Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination: South Sudan Experience

Dr. Anthony Laku who is currently the Immunization Program Officer in the South Sudan Ministry of Health presented the status of efforts to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in South Sudan at the fourth meeting of the WHO Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group held 5-7 December 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A summary of key challenges is shared below. General Challenges to health delivery in South Sudan include a Maternal Mortality Ratio of 2054 per 100,000 live births.

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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.

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A look at maternal care: Too little, too late for some; too much, too soon for others

Despite overall improvements in maternal death rates, women receive poor-quality care in all countries, and the mortality-rate gap between rich and poor countries is growing. A new series of papers published by The Lancet show that a combination of poor-quality health care and over-medicalization is harming women and children around the world. The problem is

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Independent and combined effects of maternal smoking and solid fuel on infant and child…

Objective To estimate the independent and combined risks of infant and child mortality associated with maternal smoking and use of solid fuel in sub-Saharan Africa.

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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

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Plan International CEO Discusses Challenges In Collecting Accurate Data On Births Among…

Devex: Finding data points to shed light on girls left behind “Reproductive age is defined as between 15 and 49 by every demographic health survey in the world. But girls under 15 account for two million of the 7.3 million births that occur to adolescent girls under 18 every year in developing countries, according to…More

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Maternity care and Human Rights: what do women think?

A human rights approach to maternal health is considered as a useful framework in international efforts to reduce maternal mortality.

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Local and foreign authorship of maternal health interventional research in low- and…

Researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are under-represented in scientific literature.

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Slain British MP Jo Cox Remembered As Advocate For Maternal Health, Human Rights

Devex: Remembering Jo Cox: A maternal health advocate extraordinaire “Jo Cox died Thursday from injuries sustained during an attack in her Yorkshire constituency. Cox was a mother of two and a member of the British Parliament. She was the former head of policy and advocacy at Oxfam, former director of the Maternal Mortality Campaign, and…More

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Measuring spatial equity and access to maternal health services using enhanced two step…

Inaccessibility due to terrain and lack of transport leaves mothers travelling for long hours before reaching a facility to deliver a child.

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Improve Access To Quality Maternal Care To End Obstetric Fistula, U.N.’s Ban Says On…

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. urges end of obstetric fistula ‘within a generation’ “Obstetric fistula is a preventable and treatable condition causing added suffering and isolation to at least two million poor and marginalized women and girls worldwide, the United Nations spotlighted on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. ‘The persistence of…More

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Hard Labor

As healthcare professionals, thought leaders, and innovators converge on Copenhagen, Denmark for ‘Women Deliver’, the team at Maternova honor all the work done by champions for women globally. We want to reflect back on a year of accomplishment and success for those who work tirelessly to provide women a better world. This past year has seen many triumphs including a reduction in maternal mortality in many key countries. But, we can’t overlook the preponderance of evidence that suggests we can still do so much better. And it is in that spirit, and solemn remembrance that we offer this piece

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Maternal Health Advocates, Researchers Look To Better Match Funding To Programs To Reduce…

Financial Times: Progress on maternal mortality hindered by ‘funding mismatch’ “When thousands of delegates travel to the latest Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen this month, they will see both a list of ‘best win’ ideas aimed at improving maternal health, and a ‘social enterprise challenge’ that showcases the projects intended to deliver them. These initiatives…More

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Wilson Center Event Examines Progress In, Priorities For Maternal, Newborn Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: After Mexico City and Before Copenhagen: Keeping Our Promise to Mothers and Newborns Haodan “Heather” Chen, an intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, recaps an April 13 Wilson Center event during which panelists reviewed progress in maternal and newborn health…More

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