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Traditional birth attendants and antenatal care in western Kenya

This paper examines the extent to which locally informed intermediaries can be exploited and provided with incentives to change the health-seeking behavior of pregnant women in rural Kenya.

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Development Economics

7 YouTube Videos About Maternal Health You Should Watch

Maternal health and mortality, especially in the world’s poorest countries, are serious global issues. I blog about maternal health a lot here because it is important to continue spreading awareness about the rate at which women are dying during childbirth which causes complete families to splinter. 112 more words


Spring 2015 Newsletter

Happy Spring Task Forcers!!

Signs of new life are all around us. Tree buds bursting forth, fawns prancing through the yard, potential veggies poking up through rich soil and babies, Babies, BABIES!! 388 more words

What If Kate Middleton Gave Birth Like the Average Woman?

By Anna Dirksen, PSI Consultant

The countdown to royal baby number two is underway, with many speculating that Prince George’s little brother or sister could arrive as early as this week. 606 more words

Maternal Health

Maternal Mortality: When Numbers Speak Volumes

Originally published on Girls’ Globe, 13/12/2013
Featured image by Arne Hoel/ World Bank, licensed under Creative Commons

The clinical nature of the term ‘maternal mortality’ makes the importance – and the humanity behind the concept – hard to fully grasp. 530 more words

Women's Rights

Birth is a Dream Project

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. More than two women die every day in the US from pregnancy-related causes. 298 more words

41 Maternal Health Organizations to Follow and Support #IntlMHDay

Today is the 2nd annual International Day of Maternal Health and Rights which calls attention to and demands action for the right of every woman to respectful maternity care no matter where she lives in the world. 2,131 more words