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Skilled Birth Attendants Critical To Reducing Maternal Deaths In Developing Countries

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Giving Every Mother and Newborn a Chance — No Matter Their Circumstance Megan Rabbitt, communications manager at USGLC, discusses the role and importance of skilled birth attendants in developing countries, highlighting a program supported by the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance, “which brings together public…

PEPFAR Continues To Support Mothers With HIV, Help Prevent Transmission To Their Babies

Huffington Post: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families Through PEPFAR Deborah L. Birx, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy “…At the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the late 1990s, the picture was bleak. At that time, access to treatment was extremely…

USAID Highlights Success Stories Of Mothers Worldwide For Mother’s Day

USAID/Medium: These 4 Women Are Helping Moms and Babies Thrive This entry states, “Mothers are the backbones of their families, communities, and local economies. USAID works to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers around the globe, helping developing countries thrive. This Mother’s Day, we celebrate by highlighting the success…

Family Planning Investments Could Reduce Maternal Deaths In 4 Ways

Huffington Post: Dollars and Sense … Investing in Mothers Jay Gribble, deputy director of family planning/reproductive health at Palladium’s Health Policy Plus “…Scientists have identified four ways that family planning can reduce maternal deaths. The first one is simple: if a woman does not become pregnant (through contraceptive use) then…

UNFPA Urges Global Community To Support Midwives On International Day

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. honors midwives as family ‘partners for life’ “The United Nations population agency [Friday] urged governments and development partners to expand midwifery programs and promote an environment where midwives can effectively serve the needs of women and their families. ‘Midwives save lives, support and…

WHO Remains Committed To Vaccine R&D, Accessibility

Huffington Post: WHO Is The Driving Force To Reach All People With Vaccines Brice Bicaba, Burkina Faso’s director of disease control “…Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective interventions we have in public health. As long as we can reach children with a vaccine, they will be protected for life.…

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