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Bright Magazine

Linus Unah

6 April 2017

Ondo, Nigeria

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In the Nigeria state of Ondo the maternal mortality rate fell by 40 percent after the state unrolled the Abiye vanguard program. Over 400 health vanguard’s were hired to ensure that pregnant women delivered their babi...

Center for Solutions Journalism Malawi (CSJ News)

Brian Ligomeka

28 November 2016

Balaka, Malawi

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Women in Malawi face numerous challenges in reproductive health, especially HIV-positive mothers, and maternal deaths are still rampant in rural areas of the country. Technology is helping change the landscape of mate...

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

6 July 2016

Ethiopia

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A mobile health project in Ethiopia gives any health worker with a smartphone access to the information they need to deal with emergencies during childbirth. Now it's being scaled up to reach 10,000 health workers acr...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

25 April 2016

Nepal

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For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

3 February 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Pathways Community HUB model, born in Mansfield as way to improve pregnancy outcomes, is becoming a national model. Its success is in large part due to its rewarding only caretakers whose patients achieve certain ...

International Reporting Project

Sam Loewenberg

23 January 2016

Cuba

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Cuba’s emphasis on public health, primary care, and training thousands of medical professionals has resulted in health successes and lessons for other countries.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 January 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A pilot project in hospitals in California finds ways to avoid Caesarean sections when the expense and risks are not medically necessary. The need to avoid C-sections stems from the dangers the operation poses to moth...

Yes! Magazine

Jasmine Aguilera

Yessenia Funes

8 December 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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U.S. Hispanics who pass down a tradition of food, family, and healing are healthier. But as generations become more assimilated, many are adjusting to less healthy diets and habits.

Cosmopolitan

Jill Filipovic

17 November 2015

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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In rural areas in India, lack of physicians is a big barrier to safe abortions, leading women to undergo deadly procedures. A proposed law by the Indian government would allow midwives and mid-level providers to perfo...

The Caravan

Sowmiya Ashok

2 September 2015

Kenya

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Kenya has an alarmingly high rate of maternal mortality rate and many women are afraid to give birth at the hospital for fear of being treated violently. OparanyaCare uses financial incentives to get women to seek pre...

The New York Times

Denise Grady

31 August 2015

Chiapas, Mexico

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Through simple training and trust-building with their patients, midwives become more effective in Chiapas - and childbirth death rates drop.

Citizen-Times

Beth Walton

18 July 2015

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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Expecting mothers, especially young ones, can often feel scared and unprepared about the pregnancy process. Maternity meeting groups help them gain more support and knowledge about their future pregnancies.

The Atlantic

Sarah Yager

1 July 2015

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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More women are being incarcerated around the United States and that has spurred more institutions to create prison nurseries, which allow women to be with their newborns. It's not a new idea, but it's finding support ...

Women's eNews

Molly Ginty

22 June 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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At St. John Hospital in Detroit, the principles of cultural sensitivity and collaboration—as well as lots of fundraising—have boosted previously low breastfeeding rates by black mothers.

Foreign Policy

Patrick Adams

15 May 2015

Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

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In Nepal, a controversial drug is proving to be effective in saving mother's lives. It's the only shelf-stable, easy-to-administer solution to curbing postpartum hemorrhage. In trials, misoprostol is shown to save th...

Women's eNews

Molly Ginty

20 April 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Many African American women are reluctant to breastfeed their babies. The Mother Nuture Project at Detroit’s St. John Hospital and Medical Center offers peer counseling to educate women (mostly African American) and e...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Elizabeth Aguilera

30 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A unique program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is combining prenatal care with psychiatric treatment for low-income women who might otherwise not seek help for mental health issues during pregnancy.

NPR

Ankita Rao

2 March 2015

Chhattisgarh, India

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Fulwaris—meaning "flower beds"—are a network of nurseries run entirely by moms in the community who take turns feeding and caring for each other's children, allowing the community to raise children in a tough environm...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

16 October 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Postpartum depressions are often assumed to be associated with hormonal changes in women - in fact, only a small fraction of them are hormonally based. Proactive treatment and support can be life-saving.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sarah Maslin

11 October 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Previous efforts to rein in Milwaukee's infant mortality rate have focused on services for mothers: increasing access to prenatal care, treating underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and reducing behaviors s...

Al Jazeera

Priyanka Borpujari

15 September 2014

Mumbai, India

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Poor women encounter numerous hurdles during pregnancy and childbirth, many of which too often lead to the death of the baby, mother, or both. A pilot project in Mumbai called mMitra sends weekly voice messages to ne...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Latin American women in San Francisco have suffered from post-partum depression, social isolation, and chronic stress at the time of their pregnancies. Run by midwives, the Centering Pregnancy program at the San Franc...

KQED

Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Studies show group prenatal care leads to better birth outcomes when compared against standard care. Centering Pregnancy in San Francisco is a space for women with similar gestational ages to meet, learn about self-ca...

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