Committed to strengthening maternal and newborn health in the country, the government of Myanmar has engaged a powerhouse of partners to advance the education, training, and practice of health care providers in order to prevent the needless deaths of women and newborns.
Baltimore, MD —A few weeks ago, I was talking with a good friend who lives in the Philippines. She’s expecting her second child and experiencing all the excitement that a new baby brings. Joy. Anticipation. But also anxiety.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners released the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Mid-Initiative Report, which shows nearly a 50 percent reduction in maternal deaths in target facilities in Uganda and Zambia in the first 2½ years of the initiative.
Lucknow, India—The delivery was normal, the mother was fine, but her newborn son hadn’t cried yet. Sarita Pal, the nurse assisting with the birth, acted quickly. As the mother’s worried and expectant looks followed her, Pal scooped up the unresponsive baby, thoroughly dried him, immed