A new mother holds her baby close to her body as part of a Kangaroo care maternal and child health program in Paraguay.
Tag archives for Maternal Health
On July 11, leaders from around the world are meeting in London at the Family Planning Summit to express support for a fundamental component of reproductive rights — the right of every woman to decide freely and responsibly whether, when, and how many children she will have.
Today I joined leaders from around the world at the London Summit on Family Planning to commit to the goal of providing 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries with lifesaving contraceptives, information, and services by 2020. This Summit comes at a crucial time, following up to last month’s Child Survival Call to Action. [...]
This blog post is published in conjunction with the Child Survival Call to Action, which was convened June 14-15 by the Governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia, and organized in close collaboration with UNICEF. On a recent visit to northeast Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to visit rural postpartum women in their homes. My [...]
This blog post is published in conjunction with the Child Survival Call to Action, which was convened June 14-15 by the Governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia, and is organized in close collaboration with UNICEF. The new mothers I met at the Regional Maternity Hospital in Kyzylorda, a province in southern Kazakhstan, were as [...]
In early May, we witnessed a spectacular commitment to “making every mother and baby count” here in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through their Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, and in partnership with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), convened an important series of meetings focused [...]
Originally published at Blog.AIDS.gov. Over thirty years ago, when the fight against HIV first began, the outlook for tackling the pandemic was bleak. Across the world, AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Within just a few years, it had devastated communities from the United States to South Africa. But the world continued to fight, [...]
I accompanied our Mission Director on a field trip to northeastern Madagascar in January 2012, where a USAID partner, Santenet2, is implementing a mother and child health and family planning program. One of the villages that we visited was Amboanio, where poverty is rampant after the closing of a cement factory that used to provide [...]
The following is a guest blog post from Florence-Ngobeni Allen. She is an HIV/AIDS educator and counselor, and a long-time Ambassador for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fighting a mother’s fight against HIV has been a very significant part of my life. I have worked as an HIV educator [...]