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Maternal Child Health

Maternal Child Health

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The new global report on the burden of preterm birth around the world--just released 5/2/12!

WHO | Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth

This photo journey takes you through a visit to Gadchiroli, where Abhay Bang is doing inspiring work mobilizing communities to take care of mothers and babies. The best part: he is teaching women to have a whole new role in health: community health worker. I had the opportunity to visit with my dad in 2009 and meet Dr. Bang; absolutely a wonderful trip.

Empowering communities, saving lives

Mama: Together for safe births in crises

Preterm birth is the leading direct cause of neonatal deaths worldwide, and, in addition, low birthweight is a significant underlying cause in over 60% of all neonatal deaths. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a simple, low-cost intervention in which mothers serve as human incubators for their newborns, and according a recent meta-analysis on the effectiveness of KMC, it is one of the most effective ways to save preterm babies.

Mama, Motherhood around the Globe

Mama: Together for safe births in crises

Women Deliver: Not just babies, but education, food, health for their children. Global advocacy organization. gives microcredit loans to individuals to help them do projects for their livelihood.

Maternova: innovative technologies for saving the lives of mothers and babies

humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. I've heard Helene Gayle, the President, speak and she's inspirational.

International Women's Day March 8, 2012

Helping Babies Breathe is a global curriculum for neonatal resuscitation--to make sure all babies are breathing on their own or getting help with breathing by one minute of life, no matter where they are born

Helping Babies Breathe

One Heart Worldwide: Worthwhile organization teaching local communities safe birth practices

One Heart World-Wide