Since her marriage nine years ago, Munni Manjari has given birth to six children. All but one has survived. She is just 25 years old and lives in the Sylhet area of northeast Bangladesh. When receiving maternal and newborn health care services from her local community health worker, M
For the past four years, bicyclists participating in the Thailand Tour of Hope have helped raise money for cervical cancer prevention. Jhpiego has been a beneficiary, receiving $84,000. Proceeds from each year’s race are matched dollar for dollar by GlaxoSmithKline.
Sixty seconds can mean the difference between life and death for a newborn who isn’t breathing. That’s the window of time a health provider has for resuscitation before a baby suffers injury from lack of oxygen. Jubaida Shirin knows how quickly that golden minute can tick by.
When Shenaz Begum’s cousin Shaheen gave birth at home, she was surrounded by family. But when complications developed, no one could save the new mother. The placenta became stuck and she began bleeding heavily. She died three hours later, leaving her newborn daughter an orphan.
Throughout Qara Bagh District in northeast Afghanistan, tribal leaders have hung posters with illustrations that emphasize the importance of giving birth in a health facility and identify the warning signs of a newborn in distress.
Budi Kemuliaan Hospital and Midwifery Academy is the largest and oldest maternity hospital in Indonesia, but its commitment to quality service reflects the high standards of its 21st century director. Dr. Mohammad Baharuddin has worked tirelessly to ensure that the women
In Asia, population growth is creating urban mega-regions with adverse health conditions for residents. In India, one million babies are born in slums each year. Health conditions and services for such children and their mothers are already marginalized. A Q&A with Jhpiego’