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Picturing Our Work: Teaching Teachers to Save Lives

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. We're working with health workers to change that.

Are Health Workers Delivering for Women? And Are We Delivering for Health Workers?

Skilled birth attendance is on the rise, but it's only increased by 10% in developing countries over the last 20 years.

Greater Access to Midwives like Jenny: For Women around the World and Here in North Carolina

A few hours after I delivered my daughter three years ago, one of my midwives, Jenny Cox, stopped by to see how we were doing.

Welcome to My Mother's Kitchen: Task Sharing and Innovation

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda's mother was a true innovator—by necessity.

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."

Nine Reasons We Place Health Workers at the Center of Our Efforts

Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle and confident presence. Meet her and others through our new video series.

Women and Men Learning the Basics of Emergency Obstetric Care

Three groups of 24 Ethiopian midwives learned basic emergency obstetric care skills, such as inserting catheters and postabortion care.

A Midwife Crisis

“If we want to stop these women and babies dying, we need to invest in skilled care,” declared Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general of family and community health at the World Health Organization. Bustreo’s declaration came on the heels of the release of the WHO’s State of the World’s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives.

Inaugural 'Health Worker Leadership' Award Honors Kenyan Nurse-Midwife, IntraHealth Senior Leader

In celebration of IntraHealth's 30th anniversary, we've established the Pauline Muhuhu Leadership Award.

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