Category Archives: maternal health

Incentives for Better Family Planning in Developing Countries

When I read that the worlds’ population would soon reach 7 billion people, it wasn’t so much that we reached the next billion that was a surprise, it was the pace at which it happened.  Only 12 years after we … Continue reading

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Maternal Health Challenges Include Mortality and Morbidity

Every year about 536,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes, 99% of these are in developing countries. The risk of a woman in some parts of Africa dying in childbirth is 1 in 7 vs. some countries in Europe it is … Continue reading

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In Favor of a Global Fund for Maternal Health

“And we won’t confront illnesses in isolation – we will invest in public health systems that promote wellness, and focus on the health of mothers and children.” These are words spoken by President Obama in his speech in Ghana on … Continue reading

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