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Happy Baby, Happy Mama: Private Sector Partnership Gets Results with Vouchers

Scovia Ketusiime holds a Healthy Baby voucher. Photo credit: SHOPS

When Scovia Ketusiime was 24 years old and five months pregnant with her second child she made a purchase that might have saved her life, the life of her baby, and that of her 18-month-old: she bought a voucher.Read more >>

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Saving Lives of Mothers and Babies through Family Planning

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During the month of May, IMPACT will be highlighting USAID’s work in Global Health. From May 11-17, we will be featuring the important role of mothers and partnerships in Global Health. With memories of Mother’s Day in the U.S. this past weekend still fresh in the mind—family gatherings, celebrations, festive meals, presents, flowers, and more—attention turns to the estimated […]

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Join My Village Lift Women and Girls out of Poverty

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Join My Village helps to lift women and girls out of poverty through education while also providing sustainable improvement in maternal and newborn health. Read more >>

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From Haiti to Kenya – Honoring the Wisdom & Contributions of Moms

A woman and her baby. Photo Credit: Adriane Ohanesian

Mother’s Day provides a special opportunity for us to reflect on the role moms play in our lives and in the lives of people around the world. Read more >>

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Technologies to Keep Mothers Safe

Elizabeth Abu-Haydar, right, with a mother in a prenatal clinic in Rajasthan, India. Photo Credit: PATH/Noah Perin

t PATH, we’re dedicated to developing simple, affordable technology to make sure becoming a mother is a time of joy the world over. Read more >>

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Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life is addressing the problem of a disproportionately high rate of maternal
mortality rate in Zambia and Uganda. Read more >>

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Recognizing and Tackling Disrespect and Abuse of Women in Childbirth

When I started midwifery training decades ago in the United States, in the hospital where I worked, I first saw evidence of disrespect and abuse of women in labor. Women were separated from families and visitors from admission to discharge four days later and, in the second and third stages of labor, their legs were […]

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“Helping Babies Breathe” Global Development Alliance Results in New Innovative Company

Helping baby Shifa breathe in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: Tore Laerdal

The first sixty seconds can mean the difference between life and death for a newborn. Read more >>

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Promoting Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth

A new USAID-funded report, “Exploring Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth,” presents evidence of abuse of women during childbirth. Read more >>

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