Feature Stories

 Pursuing Dreams in South Sudan

By Maryalice Yakutchik and Joan Nduta with reporting by Susan Martinez Small Jobs, A Big Start Juba, South Sudan — Zita’s soap business makes spot-on sense in a full-circle kind of way. When she was a girl, her mother took in laundry to earn money so that Zita and her sisters could eat and go

Moms & midwives both deserve better…

Improving maternal health care must take two perspectives into account. So we started by asking women and midwives what they want. By Maryalice Yakutchik The Antenatal/Postnatal Care Research Collective shares its findings on what women want in health services alongside the need to improve conditions for nurses and midwives to ensure quality health services. Explore behavioral

Integrating family planning with primary health care in Pakistan 

Shaista Muneer

Islamabad, Pakistan — A series of miscarriages prompted Shaista Munir to visit her local health center and discuss ways to prevent getting pregnant again. A mother of three children, Munir met with a health provider who counseled her on a range of family planning options that would meet her needs and allow her to focus