Tag Archives: maternal mortality

Gates Foundation pledges $1.5B for maternal, child health

I just saw this news from the Gates Foundation, announced in June: Gates Foundation pledges $1.5B for maternal, child health This is an incredible statement of the importance of maternal and child health in our world. Melinda Gates says, “The … Continue reading

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Improving maternal-child health & infant mortality

This video was recently posted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about the improvements in maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi. Through education and community support, Malawi has greatly reduced the number of deaths in mothers and babies. … Continue reading

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Another article on the maternal deaths declining

This article is from the New York Times: Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe It is about the same study that I referenced yesterday on the politics of public health funding. It’s a good article – again, it lists … Continue reading

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Politics of public health funding

News article today: Fewer women dying in childbirth: Report finds 35 percent decline over 28 years Remember, this is worldwide, not in the US. On the one hand: The British medical journal Lancet rushed out a paper on Sunday that … Continue reading

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Amnesty International again: “Maternal health is a human right”

Just received this from our Executive Director, Sheila Capestany: Please read this. While Open Arms is working hard to ensure that women get the support they need before, during and in the weeks following the birth of their babies, we … Continue reading

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ABC News Reports on Rise in Maternal Mortality Rates

This video really drives home that there is still more work to be done in making birth safer for women and their babies (thanks to Walker Karraa for the pointer): ABC News Video – New Moms at Risk: Why are … Continue reading

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Amnesty International and Maternal Health in the US

Often when I think about Amnesty International, I think of issues elsewhere in the world. But Amnesty International is calling for stories now about the United States and our appalling maternal health statistics. Read the report. When you consider the … Continue reading

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