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 […]

The Global Health Service Partnership; Building Global Health Security One Student and One Patient at a Time

In 2006 the World Health Assembly issued its landmark report that focused world attention on the critical shortage of skilled health workers (midwifes, nurses, physicians) in 57 countries and linked the shortage to attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They reported that where the density of skilled health workers is higher, the probability of […]

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, […]