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14 October 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
A doula program in San Francisco is helping to create jobs and build equity in maternal health, especially for Black mothers. Training is free for the client as well as for the doulas, with trainees also receiving men...
3 September 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
A local collaborative in Hamilton County, Ohio has reduced infant mortality by initiating regional educational campaigns and creating “sacred spaces” where Black women meet and learn how to become empowered to "tell t...
9 August 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
3D ultrasound print outs help doctors perform non-invasive surgery in utero and provide blind parents with images during pregnancy. Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital first used 3D models to improve surgery for spina b...
16 June 2020
Lagos State, Nigeria
Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...
15 June 2020
To help pregnant women during the COVID-10 pandemic, the government in Uganda sold travel and private hospital care vouchers to those in their third trimester to ensure the women had access to the care they would need...
26 May 2020
Lagos State, Nigeria
Nigeria’s annual maternal death count has been associated with non-traditional birthing methods, which has led local officials in Lagos State to explore ways to improve the quality of the primary health care delivery ...
10 May 2020
Pregnant women in Nigeria are turning to virtual support groups to help manage anxiety and fear they feel about delivering a baby during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the telehealth transition for doctor visits h...
28 April 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
Much of prenatal care has moved to online video conferencing and doctor guided at-home self-monitoring during the coronavirus pandemic but some of these solutions may last long after the pandemic passes due to the pos...
Nigeria Health Watch
9 March 2020
Sifawa, Sokoto, Nigeria
Throughout Sokoto State in Nigeria, community conversations are taking place as part of an awareness campaign to encourage community members to change their perceptions of maternal health and safe-birth practices. The...
27 January 2020
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...
13 January 2020
To reduce maternal mortality in the Masai region of Tanzania, Catholic nuns with Sisters of Notre Dame are building hospitals and educating local women about the importance of giving birth in a medical setting. Althou...
16 December 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Women in Indian Country and across the nation face higher rates of maternal mortality due to lack of accessible health care, but an initiative that started in New Mexico are now teaching indigenous women on reservatio...
How Do We Fix It?
21 November 2019
Bronx, New York, United States
Over 15 Minutes
To promote better healthcare access in The Bronx, local healthcare providers, activists, and nonprofits are working together to implement tactics such as community conversations or the use of an app that assists pregn...
15 November 2019
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Kara Leigh Lofton
18 September 2019
West Virginia, United States
Under 800 Words
States typically do no employ an exact protocol for treating opioid-dependent pregnant women, but several states including Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky are working on addressing this gap in health care. Althou...
17 September 2019
Tennessee, United States
In Tennessee, health officials are fighting against the the opioid epidemic by educating opioid-affected pregnant women about neonatal abstinence syndrome. Although several approaches have been implemented, the Volunt...
Nigeria Health Watch
27 August 2019
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...
29 July 2019
Sacramento, California, United States
After launching an initiative aimed at reducing Black infant deaths, Sacramento County's success is now a model for other areas of California looking to make similar changes. Local officials joined with other communit...
12 July 2019
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...
19 June 2019
Addressing the stigma surrounding Caesarean sections in sub-saharan Africa is a vital component in reducing maternal mortality. In Nigeria, the nonprofit, Mamalette, a nonprofit organization, recruits and trains mothe...
5 June 2019
Colorado, United States
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...
27 May 2019
Evanston, Illinois, United States
For many, group prenatal visits allow pregnant people to chat about their issues in a non-judgemental space and get the care they need. CenteringPregnancy groups are spreading across the country, and they have also be...
24 April 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
To better serve women of color during pregnancies and childbirth, women in Philadelphia have started offering workshops to teach about and advocate for increased understanding around the birthing experience. With stat...
22 March 2019
To combat holding the record for the world's most dire infant mortality rate, Pakistan is placing efforts on increasing paternal supports before, during and after childbirth through the implementation of a hotline. Di...
19 March 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Despite offering services for expectant mothers, Detroit's infant mortality and less-than-adequate prenatal care rates are both negative outliers when it comes to Michigan's statewide statistics for those figures. Rea...
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