An Introduction to Grassroots Rebuilding Following the Earthquake in Rural Nepal

Mahila Musings: Nepal, Part 1 Continuing our disaster preparedness and response GANM Blogs series, as well as our collaborative relationship with Mahila Partnership, we cordially invite our colleagues and friends to watch this new video blog series on the intersection of disaster response, grassroots organizations, and the power of women in overcoming structural challenges in […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part III [of a 5 part series]  In this 5-part series we have been sharing critical issues faced by the women and girls we work with following disasters. Our flagship program in Haiti addresses an essential human right – access to basic menstrual health and hygiene services.  Need for Data  While there has been a […]

A Serious Game- Maternity Clinic: Working Together to Care for Mothers and Babies

After a long day at a global health meeting, senior level nurses and midwives huddled over a game board, intensely concentrated. Scrabble addicts? Settlers of Catan competitors? Parcheesi enthusiasts? If you guessed any of the above, you were wrong. The health professionals were playing Maternity Clinic, a serious board game developed by Jhpiego, an international […]

Este período me dejó una gran enseñanza, porque para una persona que cuidó a otros toda la vida, no es fácil dejarse cuidar. Eso también hay que aprenderlo. Yo ya sabía dar y tuve que aprender a recibir, tuve que aprender a dejarme mimar. Y eso fue un mimo al alma.

Gloria Montenegro

Gloria Montenegro: Ciudadana del Mundo, Enfermera, Educadora, Activista, y Luchadora

Nacida y criada en el barrio 25 de Mayo de Posadas en una familia de trabajadores, mamó la militancia política de su padre en la Unión Cívica Radical Independiente y hasta conoció a Frondizi cuando anduvo de campaña por Misiones. Ya en Corrientes, a donde fue a estudiar Enfermería Universitaria, Gloria Montenegro vivió momentos efervescentes […]

By introducing and evaluating a postpartum hemorrhage package with ultra-low-cost uterine balloon tamponade embedded in underserved areas of Africa, we are working to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage.

Thomas Burke, MD

Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies – Uterine Balloon Tamponade: Innovating to end maternal deaths from uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage.

As of May 29 2015, 216 UBTs have been placed in critically ill, hemorrhaging women and death and disability has been averted in 204. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. More than 30 percent of all maternal deaths worldwide are attributable to PPH, accounting for […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part II Improving access to health and hygiene services through local capacity building During our trip to Haiti in 2014, Clinic Manager Miss Berrette explained how the women use “twal” – pieces of cloth that are used during menstruation by rural women. [watch video here] The type of cloth varies but often comes from the […]

Research Brief: mHealth Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Our past blog posts have featured: using advocacy as a tool to prevent maternal and child deaths; using films to train nurses and midwives in rural Somalia; improving access to health hygiene for women and girls with the use of social entrepreneurship and impact investing; maternal and child health in the time of Ebola; integrating […]

Putting an End to Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths through Advocacy

Mothers everywhere want the same thing for their kids; to see them grow up healthy and strong and realize the full potential that every child brings to the world. Medical practitioners get to see the beginnings of these dreams, providing a safe and healthy start to life for both mom and baby. Sadly, too often, […]

Can Film Save Lives? How one organisation is using film to train nurses and midwives in Somaliland

By Francis Webster, Head of Development at Medical Aid Films If you are an expectant mother or a child under 5 years old, then one of the most dangerous places in the world to live is Somaliland.  This autonomous region in Somalia has among the highest rates of maternal and child mortality in the world, with […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part I [of a 5 part series] How following disasters, the lack of access to healthcare, education, and resources to support personal hygiene, creates serious health and socioeconomic implications for women and girls. Introduction Mahila Partnership has been addressing the most pressing unmet needs of women and girls following disasters since 2007. In this 5-part […]