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Community engagement to tackle maternal mortality in South Sudan

By Sally Theobald

With 2,054 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality in the world.

South Sudan is in transition. 691 more words

Health Systems


During the months of November and December we want to celebrate all that God has done through our global partners by sharing a story with you each Tuesday. 347 more words

Maternal Health

5 Maternal Health Organizations to Support Now

Every day 800 women die due to largely preventable causes during childbirth. That number is mentioned everywhere maternal health is mentioned and championed, but it always bears repeating. 686 more words


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


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


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