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Anna Lucas

Day of the Girl: Teenage Mothers: Abandoned to Their Fate?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in The Huffington] Teenage pregnancy is one of the circumstances with the most negative consequences on the health and life options of adolescent girls There are 590 million adolescent girls (aged between 10 and 19 years) in the...

Clara Menéndez

Vaccination, an Individual Right with Collective Consequences

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Immunization

[This article has been written by Clara Menéndez , Director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative at ISGlobal, and Vicky Fumadó , Unit of Infectious and Imported Diseases. Pediatric Service. Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Déu. It has been published in Spanish in...

P. Efrain Pantoja Bustillos

Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month: Time to Join Efforts for an Effective and Affordable Vaccine

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been written by  Percy Efrain Pantoja , Medical Research Fellow, and  Elena Marbán , Predoctoral Fellow] Worldwide, GBS is a major cause of death in the first months of life July is the international Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Awareness...

Anna Lucas

R&D Helping the Most Vulnerable Women

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in El País-Planeta Futuro] Exploring new ways to prevent malaria in HIV-infected women living in sub-Saharan Africa HIV-seropositive pregnant women (...) have no access to malaria preventive therapies Malaria and...

Azucena Bardají

Women in Science: the Persisting Gap

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post has been written by  Azucena Bardají , researcher at ISGlobal, and Clara Menéndez and Anna Lucas , director and coordinator, respectively, of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative at ISGlobal. February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in...

Anna Lucas

International Day of the Girl: The Cost of Our Inaction

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] Nine out of ten adolescents live in the developing world There are 1.2 billion people aged between 10 and 19 years in the world today. These young people make up 8% of the world population and current...

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...

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