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
Mama Wanja’s small family slept in shifts—the floor of her mud hut could barely fit the two burlap sacks serving as a makeshift bed. She and her two grandchildren crowded together to sleep at night, while the grandfather slept during the day. The arrangement was a reflection of the fa
World Malaria Day brought community residents and health workers together in Eastern Province, Kenya, to promote the use of malaria-prevention bed nets. More than 700 people attended a day-long program in Kibugua, Meru South District, on April 26, 2010.
When Jane Otai walks through the Nairobi slums of Korogocho and Viwandani, she is no stranger. No stranger to the women living in corrugated-metal shacks or worse, no stranger to the poverty, overcrowded conditions and health problems devastating families. “I really lived within the u
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’