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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To meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing infant mortality by two thirds before 2015, birth attendants in large numbers must acquire the basic skills and equipment to help newborns breathe.
A decade ago, Afghanistan’s health system collapsed, leaving crumbling and neglected infrastructure, widespread prevalence of malnutrition, infectious disease, and some of the highest maternal mortality rates the world had ever seen.
Great progress is being made toward achieving the Millenium Development Goals, and the global community can be inspired by the innovations and successes we are seeing around the world.
By Amie Batson, Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Global Health Bureau I’ve just returned from my first ever week in Pakistan and what a week it was. Working with my colleagues in the US embassy and USAID offices, and with their Pakistani counterparts, I came to appreciate that development work in Pakistan is exceptionally hard […]