The Power of Nursing – Afaf Meleis

There are 20 million nurses in the world. Most of the care that’s given anywhere in the world is given by nurses. Nursing is about taking care of a whole person and a whole family. They think about the individual within the context of their life, within the context of their village, within the context […]

Demanding rights in the sustainable development agenda

In September 2015, world leaders convened at the United Nations for a landmark summit to adopt the 2030 Agenda, a robust set of 17 goals and 169 targets to achieve sustainable development over the next 15 years. If fully implemented, the 2030 Agenda promises to end hunger, improve health, strengthen education systems, safeguard the environment, […]

GANM Survey Results: We are one world.

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has the honor of hosting a Collaborating Center (CC) for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO). The CC engages in national and international activities that respond to information on evidence-based practice, new developments, policy, education, and communication in the field of nursing and […]

Global Scholar Perspective: India with the Global Health Leadership Program

In August of 2015, I had the pleasure of going on a month long interprofessional educational experience with the Global Health Leadership Program (GHLP). The trip was a 4-week rotation through the hospital at Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical and Research Hospital in Pune, India. During my time there, I rotated through OB, Community clinics, Medicine and […]

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 […]

Global Perspectives on Disaster Management & Preparedness: The Great East Japan Earthquake/Tsunami

On March 11th, 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake/Tsunami changed many people’s lives in Japan. It was a normal day for Ayano Oba, a13 year-old junior high school student at the time. She participated in her school graduation and was planning to spend time with her friends in the afternoon when the tsunami hit. March […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]