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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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Coordinated Efforts Needed to Combat Infant Mortality in Africa

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.

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Malian Midwife Champions Respectful Care for Pregnant Women and their Families

Haoua Ba is a perfect example of how the USAID-funded Africa Champions program is helping to prevent the untold suffering of women during one of the most vulnerable but extraordinary times in their lives. Read more >>

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