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The report of the conference on community-driven accountability is out! Can communities make a change? Conference on community-driven accountability in SRHR and HIV/AIDS

The Global Health Workforce Alliance has published a Synthesis Paper on Community Health Workers and other Frontline Health Workers, based on 4 meetings that were held about this subject in 2012. One of these meetings was our own Technical Consultation on the role of...

The World Health Organization’s recommendations on optimizing the roles of health workers aim to help address critical health workforce shortages that slow down progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A more rational distribution of tasks and...

Recently, a report on the assessment of the KNOV-SLMA twin2twin Program in Sierra Leone has been published. The report contains perceptions and experiences of twinned midwives and lessons learned. The recommendations focus on the need for strong coordination, the importance...

Midwifery is currently seeking papers for a forthcoming Special Issue related to the Millennium Development Goals to complement The Lancet’s forthcoming special, May 2013.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are due to be achieved in 2015, although there will be...

This report, published by Simavi, reviews published literature describing the impact of water, sanitation and hygiene on maternal health and mortality.

The report can be obtained following this link:...

Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and long term disability related to pregnancy and childbirth. Effective interventions to prevent and treat PPH exist and can largely reduce the burden of this life-threatening condition.

Given the...

Although not directly related to maternal health, we like to point Meshwork partners to the Cordaid HIV/AIDS award 2012 with the theme "locally resourced sustainable care and support initiatives for children livign with or affected by HIV".

We can imagine that some of...

There are currently many country initiatives that address the need for better quality and coverage of maternal and newborn health services involving community based providers. These involve existing cadres (Community Health Workers (CHWs), Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs...

The Maternal Health Portal, the website for easy access to the latest literature on maternal health, is renewed. The heart of the portal home page is a search box that provides access to the portal’s database with selected, freely accessible e-publications and websites....