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Texts Connect Midwives to Mothers in Timor-Leste

Amalia Martins Calapes is a new mother in Same, the capital of Manufahi District. Project SMS messages have encouraged her to visit her midwife regularly. Credit: Marisa Harrison, HAI

In Timor-Leste, progress against maternal deaths has been slow. USAID’s “Mobile Moms” project is using mobile phones to connect expectant mothers with with trained midwives.

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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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Empowering Moms Through mHealth

Empowering Moms through mHealth

The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) partnership is based on the power and promise of mobile phones in empowering mothers to make healthy decisions for themselves and their babies.

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What Does It Take to Get Contraceptives to Clients in Rural Nigeria?

DDIC truck delivering commodities at a rural health facility in Nigeria. Photo credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

What does it take to get contraceptives to clients in rural Nigeria to promote safe motherhood and healthy families? Read more >>

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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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The Question is King – Turning Princely Investments into Practical Solutions

ImplementationResearchInHealth

A new guide from WHO offers researchers and program implementers the rationale for implementation science. Read more >>

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Knowledge-Sharing in MHealth is Critical to Providing Life-Saving Solutions for Moms

Participants looking pleased with access to health information on their mobile phones. Photo credit: Living Goods

In order for mobile to be scaled to address health issues, global communities must come together to openly share lessons learned Read more >>

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Realizing the Health Goals of the Panama Declaration

A Promise Renewed

What challenges lie ahead to address health inequalities for mothers and children in Latin America and the Caribbean? Read more >>

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Educating A First-Time Mother

Mother and child with mobile phone.

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post’s Global Motherhood page to highlight the successes and remaining opportunities in the Every Woman Every Child movement. Read more >>

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Neonatal Alliance Locks in on Largest Contributor to Under-5 Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mother and child. Photo credit: MCHIP

To prevent neonatal deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID, ministries of health in the region, NGOs, and professional associations, have formed the LAC Neonatal Alliance. Read more >>

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