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India Begins To Accept Midwives In Efforts To Lower Maternal, Infant Mortality Ratios

Quartz: Shunned for years, can trained midwives fix India’s maternity mess? “…[T]here is growing evidence that trained midwives are as good as doctors in taking care of pregnant women and in overseeing uncomplicated births. … In India, … two health centers in Hyderabad, Healthy Mother and Fernandez Hospital, have proven…

Addressing HIV-Related Stigma Requires Efforts At Individual, Structural, Policy Levels

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Zero Discrimination Day: Breaking down HIV stigma with individual, structural, and health facility policy interventions In a guest post, Health Policy Project’s Molly Fitzgerald discusses the importance of addressing and ending HIV-related stigma in health facilities, writing, “[I]nterventions in health service provision aimed…

Landmark Case Could Help Advance Women’s Health Care Rights In Uganda

The Conversation: How the death of two Ugandan mothers is helping entrench the right to health care Moses Mulumba, executive director at the Center for Health, Human Rights & Development and lecturer at Ugandan Christian University “…In what has turned into a landmark case [to hold the Ugandan government accountable…

Blog Post Examines USAID-Supported Efforts To Implement Electronic Medical Records Systems In LMICs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: How attention to privacy supports continuity of care in Swaziland: Confidential, complete HIV care through better health information systems In a guest post, Sam Wambugu, a senior health informatics specialist at MEASURE Evaluation, discusses his organization’s efforts to implement digital health systems in…

WSJ. Magazine Profiles Christy Turlington Burns, Her Nonprofit Every Mother Counts

WSJ. Magazine: Christy Turlington Burns: From Supermodel to Activist “Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns has put her wanderlust in service to fellow mothers through Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization she founded in 2010, advocating for women’s health issues spanning the globe…” (Reed, 2/1).

Venezuela Experiencing Drug, Medical Supply Stock Outs, Needs Foreign Assistance, Pharmaceutical Group Says

Reuters: Venezuela needs urgent foreign medical aid, pharma group says “With scores of medicines in short supply due to a severe financial squeeze, Venezuela is suffering a ‘humanitarian crisis’ and requires rapid international assistance, according to a major pharmaceutical association. The Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation listed 150 medicines, from those for…

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