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No Birth Should Be Left Up To Chance

Mozambican mother holds her newborn. Photo credit: MCHIP

As new research released today by Save the Children reveals, 40 million women give birth without any trained help whatsoever. What’s more, two million women give birth entirely alone.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T Find Out What It Means To Us

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All of us need to respond to promote social justice and improve quality of care. Women’s lives depend on it.

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MCHIP Spurs Action to Protect Women from Excessive Bleeding After Childbirth

Women waiting for newborn care at a nursery. Photo credit: MCHIP

Excessive bleeding after birth is easily preventable with lifesaving drugs, yet it is the largest killer of women giving birth. Can a cutting-edge tool for estimating the number of women receiving these drugs help to halt these senseless deaths? Read more >>

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Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives

A community health worker in Malawi counsels a woman on her family planning options at a gathering place in her community. USAID works in more than 45 countries around the globe to increase access to family planning information and services for all who want them. Photo credit: Liz Bayer

Today, World Contraception Day, draws attention to the fact that more than 222 million women in the developing world say they want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. Read more >>

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From the Field in South Sudan: Mother of Nine Helps Rural Women Deliver Safely

Mary Konyo (right) testifies on the benefits of using misoprostol to reduce severe bleeding after childbirth. 

Photo: Victor Lugala

Mary Konyo is dedicated to saving the lives of pregnant women in her community in South Sudan. Read more >>

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MCHIP’s Respectful Maternity Care Toolkit Promotes Positive Attitudes in the Care of Women and Newborns

Mozambican mother holds her newborn. Photo credit: MCHIP

USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) launches the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Toolkit. Read more >>

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Women Deliver: Bold Visions for Women’s and Girls’ Health and Rights

Robert Clay serves as deputy assistant to the administrator for Global Health. Photo credit: Robert Clay

I’ve just returned from an inspiring and thought-provoking week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where leaders and advocates from 149 countries gathered for the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Read more >>

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Contraceptives Save and Improve Lives

Staff load family planning and other health commodities into a truck as part of the Delivery Team Topping Up system in Zimbabwe. 2009. Photo Credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

Each year an estimated 74.4 million unintended pregnancies occur in the developing world; primarily among women who had an unmet need for effective contraception. Family planning programs, which provide counseling, services and contraceptive supplies, empower couples to make important decisions about the timing and spacing of their children. By choosing the healthiest times for childbirth, […]

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Allowing Women to Nurture Themselves and Their Children Before Giving Birth Again

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In too many places around the world, women lack the access to contraception or the decision-making ability to seek services. Read more >>

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More than 30,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries Supported by USAID

USAID-supported projects work to improve access to routine and emergency obstetric care and cesarean deliveries for women who experience complications during labor and delivery. Photo credit: EngenderHealth

USAID commemorates today’s first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by celebrating a milestone in global maternal health. Read more >>

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