PERSPECTIVES ON MATERNAL HEALTH

In Pursuit of Universal Health Care: Time to Take Public-Private Partnership to the Next Level

Naveen Rao, Lead, Merck for Mothers, May 2018

This article was originally published on May 22 to nextbillion.net.

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Solving the Distance Problem to Reduce Maternal Mortality: The Mothers' Shelter Alliance

Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers, April 2018

Less than 60 percent of all women in rural Zambia deliver their babies in clinics or hospitals. And half of all Zambian women who give birth live further than 25 kilometers or 15 miles from facilities that offer basic emergency services.

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Assessing and Addressing Maternal Sepsis

Mercedes Bonet, Perinatal Health Epidemiologist, WHO
Vanessa Brizuela, Consultant, WHO, April 2018

Every pregnant or recently pregnant woman is at risk of an infection that could trigger maternal sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.

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UHC – Making 'Health for All' a Reality

Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), March 2018

Toyin Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), is focused on strengthening primary healthcare across Nigeria and move toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

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