Photo From the Field: Nine-Day-Old Newborn

Photo From the Field: Nine-Day-Old Newborn

This woman in Mosebo village, 43 kilometers from Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, holds her nine-day-old baby and quickly quiets him by breastfeeding him in her home. Save the Children is working diligently with the Ethiopian Federal Government to properly train health extension workers and provide continuing education for the workers to help save the lives of vulnerable newborns. […]

Making the Voices of 10,000 Women Matter for Preventing Disease

Making the Voices of 10,000 Women Matter for Preventing Disease

By Nalini Saligram, CEO of Arogya World. I am the mother of two beautiful young women, and what I want more than anything else is to help them put their best foot forward in life. My wish for them—and I know all mothers everywhere have similar wishes for their children—is that they live up to […]

Journalists Travel to Ethiopia to Report on #NewbornHealth

Journalists Travel to Ethiopia to Report on #NewbornHealth

It may seem a little quiet around SocialGoodMoms.com, but for good reason. I am co-leading a group of journalists throughout Ethiopia who are reporting on newborn health with the International Reporting Project.  Putting together a robust itinerary for the journalists has been a capstone to all of the knowledge I have gained since learning about […]

24 Compelling Mobile Photos from #ICMLive

24 Compelling Mobile Photos from #ICMLive

Neonatalie Newborn Resuscitation model in a baby cot, this was one of the models donated by UNFPA to 12 midwifery training schools | UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi Have you been following the 30th International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress? Throughout my travels to low-and middle-income countries and reporting on maternal, newborn, and child health midwives prove time and […]

11 Key Tweets from #ICMLive

11 Key Tweets from #ICMLive

Trainee Midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using the Advanced Child birth simulator Anatomical Model donated by UNFPA at the handover ceremony at Public Health Nurses College. UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi 3000 midwives have gathered in Prague for the 30th International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress. I have been reading the twitter stream closely ahead of my upcoming […]

Save the Children Releases New Report on Motherhood in Conflict

Save the Children Releases New Report on Motherhood in Conflict

This article was originally published on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists. Every year Save the Children releases its annual State of the World’s Mothers report and each year a magnifying glass is held up to motherhood around the world and how mothers fare based solely on where they live. Now in its fifteenth year, Save the […]

WHO Releases New Maternal Health and Mortality Data

WHO Releases New Maternal Health and Mortality Data

Maternal health  is one of the world’s biggest global health priorities especially as the deadline for the Millineum Development Goals near. As a global priority MDG 5 (improve maternal health) cannot be effectively measured without full and complete data resources. According to the new report, Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 – 2013, only 40% of countries accurately record […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back and Save Lives

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back and Save Lives

Mother’s Day is a celebration full of flowers, cards, and sentimental mementos. It’s also a day to celebrate not only our mothers and the moms we know personally, but mothers everywhere. As you know there are women around the world who will lose their life giving birth. That may sound blunt, but the numbers say it […]

Have You Heard How Rice University is Saving Newborns?

Have You Heard How Rice University is Saving Newborns?

Throughout the entire Mother’s Day month we will dedicate several posts to newborn and maternal health. We will feature programs and projects that are showing considerable progress in newborn health, are efficient and cost-cutting, and are even shaking up the newborn health and survival landscape with innovations in low-and middle-income countries. Even though it’s not May […]

Maternal Mortality in the US: The Numbers May Surprise You

Maternal Mortality in the US: The Numbers May Surprise You

When we talk about sky-high maternal mortality rates we tend to look more closely at low-income countries like Afghanistan, Chad and Somalia that have the world’s highest maternal mortality rates in the world according to the World Bank. And, of course, sub-Saharan African countries need to desperately bring their numbers down. But when you look […]

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