Health Systems Must Reform To Meet The Needs Of Women, Newborns

Margaret Kruk, assistant professor in health policy and management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Nana A.Y. Twum-Danso, a senior program officer for family health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, write in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about several myths surrounding maternal and neonatal health. “…If we want the best health outcomes for mothers and babies, perhaps it’s time to listen to women and reform the health system to best meet their needs — identifying innovative solutions to enable them to access quality facility services,” they conclude (1/30).