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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

19 December 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After deducing that preeclampsia was "the number one cause of maternal hospital readmissions and maternal mortality," doctors at Penn Medical began sending new mothers home with a blood pressure cuff and then texting ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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14 October 2019

Karatudu, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a project known as IntegratE is gaining traction as a means to improve access to and understanding around family planning. Specifically focused on increasing contraceptive coverage for women, this program ...

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Marni Sommer

8 October 2019

Bangladesh

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The simple addition of adding handles to bathroom stalls in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh has helped the camps' pregnant women regain a sense of empowerment and dignity. Providing support and balance, the d...

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Susan Brink

5 October 2019

China

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China has faced a multitude of issues when it comes to providing sufficient health care, but thanks governmental funding and an increased focus on maternal and child health, the country has seen a positive impact. Alt...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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27 August 2019

Lagos, Nigeria

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Providing mothers with access to health education during and after pregnancy helps reduce child mortality. In Nigeria, the Mamacare program teaches pregnant women about nutrition, hygiene, and infant health at clinics...

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Peter Yeung

12 July 2019

Bamako, Mali

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Providing door-to-door health care for mothers and children under five years of age greatly reduces mortality. Thanks to a program of home visits by community health care workers funded by the Clinton Health Access In...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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24 June 2019

Fuka, Niger, Nigeria

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Access to medical resources improves the effectiveness of health centers. In the village of Fuka, in Nigeria’s Niger State, NGOs such as the RAiSE Foundation and TY Danjuma Foundation have stepped in to support the lo...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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10 June 2019

La Cruz, Costa Rica

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Throughout the province of Guanacaste, teen pregnancy is among one of the difficulties facing the region, but collaborative efforts in La Cruz are working to reverse the trend. From expanding access to birth control t...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

5 June 2019

Colorado, United States

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Providing access to family planning and health services in addition to contraception leads to a reduction in unplanned and teen pregnancies. Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative has contributed to the state’s steep d...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

16 May 2019

United States

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As abortion laws become increasingly restrictive across the southern US, more and more grassroots organizations are working to ensure access to abortions is still available. There exists a network called National Netw...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

Raissa Ioussouf

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1 April 2019

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Cases of obstetric fistula plague many women in Madagascar, but women that have been able to seek care are now joining together to bring that care to other women in rural areas. As patient ambassadors, these women tel...

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Sunaina Kumar

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18 March 2019

Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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To address the issue of maternal mortality that was linked with women giving birth at private hospitals instead of public, Telangana implemented a series of reforms including childbirth kits, financial incentives, an ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jesenia De Moya Correa

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5 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Young mothers don't always have access to the resources they need to better understand breastfeeding, but programs in Philadelphia, are working to address this. From creating a city-wide awareness campaign to meeting ...

New York Magazine

Collier Meyerson

5 March 2019

New York, United States

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Birth and pregnancy coaches lessen the disproportionately high risk of death from complications in maternal care suffered by black women in the United States. Women in states that provide consultation with a doula, a ...

Washington Post

Sarah Hosseini

28 February 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Statistics show that black women do not have their pain taken as seriously as white women, which is a contributing factor why some expectant black mothers are choosing to hire doulas for their pregnancies. The doulas ...

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Sunaina Kumar

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28 February 2019

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Making the services of midwives accessible to displaced mothers living in refugee camps requires training and trust. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the government of Bangladesh are working to support c...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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18 February 2019

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria where maternal deaths are not uncommon, a hospital in Zaria has implemented the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) System to analyze and better understand the causes associated w...

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Malcolm Burnley

4 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Riverside Correction Facility in Philadelphia has implemented a program that allows incarcerated new mothers the opportunity to both learn about the benefits of maintaining breast milk supply, and also provide it for ...

The New York Times

Claire Cain Miller

25 January 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the United States, parental leave is set at 12 weeks, but many companies have begun pursuing other possibilities such as paid time and more time for both mothers and fathers. Most recently, however, the Bill and Me...

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Edward Siddons

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22 January 2019

California, United States

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Steps toward preventing maternal mortality – a problem that plagues women worldwide – are being made. A handful of policies, including using data-informed approaches, providing access to doulas, and addressing racial ...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

17 December 2018

Mandera, Mandera County, Kenya

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Two regions within Kenya, Mandera and Isiolo, have made significant strides in reducing their rate of maternal mortality cases. Both counties employed similar tactics, such as improving facility quality, increasing th...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

26 November 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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The Birth Through Eight Strategy in Tulsa, Oklahoma offers social services, such as in-home postpartum visits, as a way to bridge the gap often created by the city’s social and racial divide. Not only does this impact...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

13 November 2018

Kenya

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Medical innovations in maternal and child health could save thousands of lives in Africa if more governments adopted them. A Kenyan doctor with an international nonprofit that works to transform global health through ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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30 October 2018

Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

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The Nigerian state of Oyo has a modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (mCPR) of 24%, which is the highest in the country compared to the national average of 10.8%. This can be attributed to family planning services bro...

Business Daily

Angela Oketch

21 October 2018

Kenya

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A mentorship program in Kenya has proven effective at slashing rates of HIV transmission to infants and reducing stigma surrounding the illness. Mentor mothers offer support and education to HIV-positive pregnant wome...

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