Maternal Health

This Cheap Drug Can Save Women’s Lives. So Why Won’t Countries Purchase It?

More than half of all women around the world give birth at home. That means that out of approximately 135 million births in 2011, 68 million occurred at home, likely without a skilled birth attendant. The World Health Organization (WHO) … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

How a Refrigerator Can Help Save Women’s Lives Oxytocin Can Prevent Hemorrhage, But Only If It’s Kept Cold

Imagine a scenario where a woman prepares for her upcoming birth with her family. She organizes the necessary transportation to travel a long distance, and saves enough money to pay for the delivery. She’s done everything possible to ensure her … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

It Takes Less Than $1 to Save Her Life

#MomsMatter is a mini blog series running through Mother’s Day. We’ll be talking about the critical need for maternal health supplies. Stay tuned next week for the next post in the series! Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications … Continue Reading

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Family Planning, Featured, Maternal Health

Remembering Rwanda How 20 Years has Changed the Conversation About Sexual Violence in Conflict

Twenty years ago today, violence erupted in the Rwandan capital of Kigali—the start of one of the most massive, brutal genocides in recent history. The violence was sparked by the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose plane had been shot … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

More Than the Minimum Improving Reproductive Health for Women in Conflict Settings

This week marks the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria. In the last eight months, the number of Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance has risen from 6.8 million to 9.3 million, many of whom are women. These are … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading