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 New Script of Nursing

  Dear Colleagues and Members of the Global Alliance for Nursing & Midwifery (GANM), All of us know that our profession is undergoing an extraordinary transformation and that nursing will never look the same. While we know this, there is a profound need to educate the general public about the broader scope of our work […]

Road Traffic Issues: A Public Health Priority

About 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes and half of those are “vulnerable road users”: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists (WHO, 2016). One of the targets included in the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 3 Good Health and Well-being, is to halve the number of global […]

It’s Human Civilization that is at stake

This year’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in San Francisco opened with a powerful keynote delivered on planetary health by Richard Horton, The Lancet’s editor-in-chief, declaring we have been mortgaging the health of future generations to pay for today’s wants.  This came as a wake up call for many of the audience members, many […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]