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 […]

Maternal and Child Health in the Time of Ebola

By Amelia Brandt, MSW, MPH Maternal & Child Health Specialist I am a public health professional currently living in Sierra Leone and working on the Ebola response with an international non-profit organization. I arrived here in January and have had the opportunity to see our work transition from emergency response to recovery. What comes to […]

Rather than compete with the private companies...we decided to collaborate...to help improve their practices so that the water they provide is of the highest possible quality.

Alex Harding, Executive Director at Water Ecuador

Unleash the Private Sector to Scale Up Improvements in Maternal and Child Health

By Alex Harding, Executive Director at Water Ecuador When I was working in Ecuador to build water treatment systems in small rural communities there, I thought of my job as extremely complex. There was, of course, the actual construction of the water plant and the installation of treatment equipment. But the work of the organization I founded […]

Chile’s biggest environmental threat needs to be addressed with our best effort.

Marcelo Mena-Carrasco, PhD

Clean air and health: The Chilean Way

Air quality is the world’s biggest environmental threat. There is substantial research that shows that when there is more particulate matter in the air, more people get sick. And when there is long-term exposure, people die. We also know that sometimes air quality monitoring stations do not tell the whole story. And that when people live […]