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

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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Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

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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Shared Responsibility: The Catalyst for Long-Term Success in HIV & AIDS

This is a remarkable time to be in Global Health. The successes we are seeing now would not have been achieved without the shared responsibility and partnerships that have been forged over the years Read more >>

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life

Imagine that you are a young woman who is pregnant, lives in a remote location far from a hospital, and you have a husband and mother-in law who think giving birth at home with an untrained attendant will suffice. Read more >>

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Winning the Fight Against HIV in Children

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, […]

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Meet the Innovator: Jorge Odon

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein It all started with friendly bet amongst friends – who could get a cork out of an empty wine bottle with only a plastic bag? The friends had seen the trick on YouTube earlier and wanted to re-enact it. Somehow, Saving Lives at Birth finalist Jorge Odon, […]

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Collective Action to Advance the Health of Women and Newborns

Global maternal mortality has dropped by one third since 1990, but still every day an estimated 1,000 women lose their life in childbirth.  For the past year, USAID, the UK Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have worked in partnership to accelerate progress in improving […]

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Saving Lives Across Nepal: Female Community Health Volunteers

Taking a health sector initiative “to scale” and making it sustainable is a challenging development goal. Ambitious, but achievable. In Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population has succeeded in bringing maternal and child health information and health services to every community in the country. This, in spite of the fact that the majority of […]

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Bangladesh: Maternal Deaths Decline by 40 Percent in Less Than 10 Years

Bangladesh is on track to meet the 2015 deadline for U.N. Millennium Development Goal 5 (50 percent reduction in maternal deaths).   The Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Service Survey [PDF] jointly funded by the Government of Bangladesh, USAID, Australian Aid (AusAID) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) found that maternal deaths in Bangladesh […]

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The Ability to Plan Your Family Is a Game Changer

There are an estimated 215 million women who wish they had the ability to plan their family but don’t have access to contraceptives. Read more >>

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