Blog Posts Highlight Efforts To Improve Maternal Health Care In Humanitarian, Conflict Settings

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Pregnant in a War Zone: Why Respectful Maternity Care Matters in Humanitarian Settings
In this guest post, Betsy McCallon, CEO of the White Ribbon Alliance, discusses a recent meeting, hosted by the White Ribbon Alliance and the American Refugee Committee, held “to forge a new path for prioritizing respect and dignity as central to quality maternity care in humanitarian settings” (8/22).

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Too Little Too Late: Violence Disrupts Maternal Health Care in Conflict Settings
Yuval Cohen, intern with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, writes “the third in a three-part series on safe motherhood in conflict settings. The three delays of maternal mortality — delays in seeking care, reaching care, and receiving care — are exacerbated by conflict and cause hundreds of preventable deaths every day” (8/27).