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Giving Midwives the Respect they Deserve

Midwifery is one of the world’s oldest professions and midwives have been ‘with woman’ (the literal translation for the word ‘midwife’) for thousands of generations. The work of skilled midwives is invaluable in ensuring the wellbeing of expectant mothers, new mothers and their newborns. 484 more words

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Lack of universal minimum maternal health interventions package has lead to the failure of MDG 5

According to WHO, annual rates of decline in MMR at 3.1% since 1990 has seen positive reductions in the absolute number of maternal deaths to around 287 000 in 2010. 1,116 more words

Global Health

How Mother's Loving Support Encourages Breastfeeding in Zambia

Mother’s Loving Support is a non-profit volunteer organisation borne out of the founder’s desire to encourage and support women as they breast feed their babies while continuing to work outside the home. 1,056 more words

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7 Facts About Premature Births You Might Not Have Known

Photo: A premature baby is shown in the postnatal ward at Cama Hospital, a major hospital for women and children, in Mumbai, India. UN Photo/Mark Garten… 457 more words

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World Prematurity Day: Something to Celebrate

Originally published on Huffington Post

World Prematurity Day is a day to honor the mothers, grandmothers and young girls who have endured a premature birth. 649 more words

Inspiration & Positive Change

The perils of Child Marriage and the urging need to put an end to it.

According to reports from UNICEF, more than 700 million women alive today were married before the age of 18 and about one-third of them were married as early as 15 years of age or before. 412 more words

Child Marriage

What's Easy to Read, Graphically Appealing, Depicts Statistics and Tells a Quick Story?

There is actually no one answer to this question in this day in age given the scope and scale of social media. My personal answer to the question, “What’s Easy to Read, Graphically Appealing, Depicts Statistics and Tells a Quick Story?” is an Inforgraphic. 348 more words