Volunteers Make a Difference in Lives of Myanmar Mothers

Volunteers Make a Difference in Lives of Myanmar Mothers

May Thandar Oo, a 34-year-old mother of five, had reasons why she decided against seeking antenatal care for her most recent pregnancy. Recently widowed, she was in mourning. Plus, she was worried about the risk of contracting COVID-19 if she visited a facility. What she didn’t know was that this pregnancy—her sixth—likely put her at

Obstetric Care During and After COVID-19

A webinar organized by the G4 Alliance and taking place Sept. 17 during the virtual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, features Dr. John E. Varallo, Jhpiego’s Global Director of Safe Surgery, as co-moderator of a panel discussing “Obstetrics During and After COVID-19: Delivering for Mothers and Babies.” The pandemic notwithstanding, 5 billion people

Multitasking Nurse Manages Gestational Diabetes amid Pandemic


Madhya Pradesh, India—It was early April, and Nishad Bano’s due date was fast approaching. Soon, her baby would be born during a nationwide lockdown of India’s 1.3 billion people—a frightening though preventive measure against the pandemic. She and her husband, Shahrukh Khan, had big worries and lots of questions. How could they stay healthy? Where