Maternal Health

What is Ahead in Maternal Health Care Worldwide?

In the past two decades, the world has seen a rapid decline in maternal and child deaths. However, challenges remain in reaching the most vulnerable women and children.

Sepsis and its impact on maternal mortality

Reducing maternal mortality is possible, but only by addressing all of its causes - and that includes maternal sepsis.

A global emergency

The Syrian refugee crisis is an emergency that has not only a health burden, but many other social, educational, and family short and long term consequences.

In Celebration of Breastfeeding

Jessica explains why she loves breastfeeding, and why we must ensure that everyone knows more about the benefits.

Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life

Breastfeeding is regarded as the best foundation for life for newborn infants, and has health benefits for new mothers too.

Respecting women's human rights

Stephen Munjanja, member of FIGO's Women's Health and Human Rights committee, explains how their recent plans will be of particular benefit to Zimbabwe...

India has achieved groundbreaking success

WHO commends India for its groundbreaking progress in recent years in reducing the maternal mortality ratio.

New study highlights risk factors associated with C-section infections

New research has identified a number of risk factors that may increase the likelihood of an infection during a caesarean section delivery, some of which are potentially avoidable. The University of Florida Health Jacksonville team carried out a retrospective chart review of 90 C-section deliveries...

New definition of skilled health personnel

WHO, FIGO, UNFPA, UNICEF, ICM, ICN, and IPA we have published a joint statement on a new definition of skilled health personnel providing care during childbirth.

Breast milk 'may help to prevent food allergies in children'

Breastfeeding children could be an effective way of helping them to avoid developing food allergies, according to new research. A study led by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine has found that the unique composition of a mother's breastmilk may help to reduce food...