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.
Dibyashree Behara wanted to become a nurse so she could help the people in her rural village in eastern Indian. A new online application process for nursing schools in Odisha state supported by Jhpiego has helped make her dream come true.
In Indonesia, the USAID-funded SMSBunda program provides timely health messages via text for pregnant women to help ensure a safe birth. Read how one Indonesian woman averted complications from hypertension.
A known face at Allahabad’s busy District Women’s Hospital – a hospital that caters to about 400 clients per day and 350 births per month—is that of the hospital gynecologist, Dr. Sharmeen Ahmed. She is also a state master trainer for postpartum IUCD (PPICUD) services and has trained
Jakarta, Indonesia—Restiani was just 28-weeks pregnant when she went into labor. Her husband, Martudilah, drove her by motorbike on the 30-minute journey to their public hospital where she gave birth to a premature, underweight boy, Edgar. Hamriani was much further along—38 weeks. She
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