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Anna Lucas

7 Reasons Why Women Don't Get the Maternity Care They Need (infographic)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

About 40% of women in developing countries still do not have a skilled birth attendant during childbirth, and less than 40% women receive a postnatal visit. The high percentage of women not receiving the healthcare they need is the reason behind many avoidable deaths and the lack of progress...

Alberto García-basteiro

The Negative Impact of Reputable Scientific Journals


Some weeks ago, Randy Schekman, Nobel Laureate for Medicine, said that "science must break the tyranny of luxury journals" when he announced that he would never again publish in top-tier journals such as Cell, Science and Nature . While admitting that the work he had previously published...

Sonia Paindana Mocumbi

Mozambique May Legalize Abortion to Protect Mothers

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post was written in collaboration with Anna Lucas, coordinator of ISGlobal's Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Initiative and published simultaneously in the El País blog 3500 Millones. ] Amelia is 35 years of age. She was admitted to Chicuque Rural Hospital (Inhambane...

Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Greener Cities, Healthier People

Environmental Health

Recent studies have shown that people in greener areas live longer, have less risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, mental health problems and adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight, have better sleep patterns and recover better from illness.  Furthermore it has been suggested...

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