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Things Are Looking Up for Rwanda’s Mothers and Babies

Back in 2000, only about 25% of mothers in Rwanda delivered their babies in health facilities. Today, that number is almost 70%.

Getting Health Workers to the Women Who Need Them

Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle, confident presence. Sitting on a bench in a grassy area outside the rural health center where she works, in western Uganda, she says she loves helping mothers and delivering their babies. "I make mothers comfortable," she states firmly. "I'm a health worker."

Community Health Workers: Meeting the Unmet Need for Family Planning in West and Central Africa

A recent New York Times article featured an updated United Nations forecast that projects the world’s population will reach 10.1 billion by the end of the century, rather than stabilizing at nine billion midcentury as previously predicted.

Community Health Workers Save Lives

In places where there are no nurses or doctors or people have to travel a distance to see one, community health workers play an invaluable role of offering basic health care and information to often isolated or remote communities

Door-to-Door, Family-to-Family HIV Counseling and Testing

Bata Geleto walks up to a small mud house in Shashemene, a town in the southern region of Ethiopia. She carries a large, blue bag and an umbrella to protect herself from the sun as she walks house...

Achieving MDG 5: More Health Workers Needed to Find Solutions for Vulnerable Women

Last week, the United Nations released the newest estimate of maternal mortality, which shows an important 34% decline in the last two decades.

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