Perinatal Loss: Initial Perspectives Around Stillbirth & Traumatic Grief

This is a bilingual English-Spanish post. / Este es un mensaje bilingüe en inglés y español. Video Blog on Traumatic Grief with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, PhD / Video Blog obre el duelo traumático con Dra. Joanne Cacciatore, PhD Hi, my name is Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. I am an Associate Research Professor at Arizona State University. […]

The World Needs More Midwives: Self-Care in Midwifery Practice

This is a bilingual English-Spanish post. / El contentido de este mensaje es en inglés y español. Transcript of Self-Care Interview with Erin Wright, DNP, CNM, APHN-BC What led you to begin researching self-care in midwifery? One of the things that really sparked my interest in research in self-care in midwifery and was when I […]

The GANM Virtual Library has been redesigned! / ¡La Biblioteca Virtual de GANM ha sido Rediseñada!

The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) Virtual Library has been redesigned! The Library Resource Tutorial featured above will help you gain a better understanding of how to use our newly designed, interactive virtual library. This redesign is an endeavor to better align our work with Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) and to increase […]

Up to 20% of women and 150 million children around the world are estimated to live with a disability, making people with disabilities the largest minority in the world.

Amberle Brown

Disability-Inclusion in Maternal/Child Health

Wheelchairs and braille aren’t generally images associated with maternal child health. But up to 20% of women and 150 million children around the world are estimated to live with a disability, making people with disabilities the largest minority in the world (CBM, n.d.; United Nations, 2006; UNICEF, 2013). These mothers and children with disabilities deserve […]

The world needs more midwives.

The world needs more midwives. Millennium Development Goals include increasing the number of skilled birth providers on a global level to improve maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates.   Often when we talk about global maternal and neonatal outcomes, our assumption is that the US is exempt from them.  However, the obstetric care work force […]

Perinatal depression among adolescents and access to mental health services

Meg, a high school student, got pregnant at fifteen. Apparently, this came as a shocker to her peers, parents, teachers, and even to herself. Consequently, Meg panicked and had difficulties concentrating on tasks and even entertained thoughts of suicide. She, however, carried the pregnancy to full term. But, after the delivery, she persistently had generalised […]

Mahila Musings: Nepal, Part 2

In Part 1 of our video series, Mahila Partnership President, Angela Devlen introduced Sabita, our now long-time partner and team leader in Nepal. Due the status of women and children in Nepal, Sabita is a strong health, nutrition and disaster risk reduction advocate. She has experienced first-hand the impacts of reoccurring landslides in the areas where she […]

Stories from Guatemala: The intersection between chronic malnutrition and access to contraception.”

For about one-third of my life (soon to reach 75 years of age) I have lived in Guatemala, a country that deserves a much better government than it has ever had. It is a beautiful, agricultural country, and yet some 50% of its children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition[i], which results in both growth […]

Respectful Maternity Care: Think Globally, Act Locally.

Think globally, act locally. With momentum building, nowhere is this axiom more relevant than in the context of Respectful Maternity Care (RMC). Recently, USAID, The White Ribbon Alliance, and The Health Policy Project published a brief called “Pulling Back the Curtain on Disrespect and Abuse: The Movement to Ensure Respectful Maternity Care”[1]. The brief details […]