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Clara Pons

Day of the African Child: The First Month of Life Will Be the Most Dangerous

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] Even today, 16,000 children around the world die every day before reaching their fifth birthday It seems logical to those of us who live in the Western world to say that children born in 2017 or in the past...

Anna Lucas

International Women’s Day: Inequality and Maternal Health in the 2030 Agenda

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] The maternal health success story, as evidenced by a mortality rate that was almost halved, actually masked another story: the progress made did not affect everyone equally During the years covered by the...

Clara Pons

International Day of the Girl Child: The Key Role of Adolescent Girls in the Development Agenda

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in el País-Planeta Futuro ] The recently published Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (2016-2030) for the first time includes adolescents as a separate group, together with women and children....

Kayla Mcgowan

Global Leaders in Maternal Newborn Health: Maria Fernandez Elorriaga (Mexico)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published originally on the Maternal Health Task Force blog ] In July 2016, global leaders gathered for the second annual  Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop (SMNLW) hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) in partnership with the...

Clara Menéndez

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Time of Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Zika

This article has been published originally in "Studies in Family Planning"  . By Ana Langer and Jacquelyn M. Cagliaand (director and associate director of Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA) and  Clara Menéndez , Director...

Sarah Hodin

Global Leaders in Maternal and Newborn Health: Dr. Emmanuel Ugwa (Nigeria)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published originally on the Maternal Health Task Force blog ] In July 2016, 35 global leaders in maternal newborn health gathered for the second annual Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop (SMNLW) hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF),...

Anna Lucas

Gender Equality in the New Development Agenda

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

With some 6,000 participants, Women Deliver’s recent conference was the largest gathering on the health and rights of girls and women in the last decade With some 6,000 participants, Women Deliver ’s recent conference was the largest gathering on the health and rights of...

Anna Lucas

Adolescents Have Become Visible

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

Approximately 1.2 billion people on the planet today are adolescents, a population group evenly distributed by sex that currently represents 18% of the world's population. The vast majority of this age group (88%) live in low and middle income countries. Although every human being aged under...

María Fernanda Escobar

Colombian Experience In Pursuit of MDG 5: Reducing Maternal Mortality

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post was written jointly by María Fernanda Escobar , Edgar Iván Ortiz Lizcano and Germán Gallego Vega.  María Fernanda Escobar was one of the professionals selected to participate in the first edition of the workshop Safe Mothers & Newborns: A Leadership Workshop , which...

Charles A. Ameh

Universal Health Coverage and Maternal and Newborn Health

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

As the ‘countdown’ to December 2015 draws closer, there is a renewed debate on how effectively the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have helped shape the agenda and the strategies  to improve health, reduce poverty and promote development. It could be argued that the...

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