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The Issue of Inequalities: A Look at the Underlying Causes of Maternal and Child Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Eliminating preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths globally is an overarching goal of USAID’s work, so we must address the underlying causes. Read more >>

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New Mobile Clinics Take to the Road in Lesotho

Representatives from the Lesotho Ministry of Health, USAID, and EGPAF – including EGPAF COO Brad Kiley (in orange tie) – at a launch for two mobile clinics in Lesotho. Photo credit: EGPAF

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation teamed up with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to launch two mobile health care clinics. Read more >>

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HIV+ and Pregnant: A Deadly Combination?

A couple from Nigeria holds their 5-month-old HIV-negative baby. Photo credit: Deidre Schoo, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

According to new estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women had 8 times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women. Read more >>

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From the Field in Zimbabwe: Unexpectedly HIV-Free

Baby receives health services. Photo credit: USAID

Through USAID and partners’ efforts, the percentage of babies born HIV-positive has decreased significantly in Zimbabwe. 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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Demographic and Health Survey Show Positive Results in Haiti

Patients get laboratory work done at a USAID-supported health clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (May 15, 2013). Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health-care indicators in particular those of Haitian women and children. Read more >>

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SPRING to Better Nutrition Across the Globe

Amanda Pomeroy is a Research & Evaluation Advisor for the SPRING Project. Photo credit: SPRING

Maternal undernutrition is correlated with the risk of developing nutrition related non-communicable diseases later in life. Read more >>

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SMART Training Enables Egyptian Woman to Educate Community on Nutrition, Healthy Behaviors

Gaz Mohamed, third from the left (in red scarf), attending the CHW training. Photo credit: MCHIP.

USAID-funded SMART project focuses on improving maternal and neonatal health and nutrition, and works through community development associations in Upper and Lower Egypt. Read more >>

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What I Saw and Learned in Southeast Asia and Why I Left Inspired

Chelsea Clinton visits a Clinton Health Access Initiative project. Photo credit: Thu Van Dinh

Chelsea Clinton reflects on her travels across Southeast Asia, delivering clean water as part of Procter & Gamble’s Clinton Global Initiative commitment in Myanmar. 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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