Maternal Mortality Review Committees Ask “Why” to Prevent Maternal Deaths

Late one night about a year ago, I got the call no health care worker ever wants to receive. The man left a heart-stopping message with my midwifery practice’s answering service saying that our patient — his previously healthy wife — and their unborn child had just abruptly passed away at another Washington, D.C.-area hospital.…

News: Chemonics Presents at the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference

From July 18 to 19, health and humanitarian sector professionals will convene in Dubai, one of the world’s largest hubs for humanitarian relief. As a sponsor of the Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) Conference, Chemonics looks forward to exploring disaster preparedness and response, long-term development and humanitarian aid, and global health delivery. In our presentations,…

News: Chemonics and One Network to Provide Control Tower Visibility and Chain of Custody Services to Support the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program

Chemonics International, one of the world’s leading international development consulting firms working in over 70 countries, and One Network Enterprises, a global provider of multi-party digital network platform and services, today announced a new partnership to promote and safeguard the timely and safe delivery of health medicines and commodities throughout Nigeria. Chemonics will use One…

International Day of the Midwife: Promoting Diversity to Reduce Disparities in Maternal Health

A recent article highlighted the staggering disparities that persist in maternal and neonatal outcomes in America. The disparities are in part because of societal and racial bias within the health-care system. In New York, black women are four times more likely than white women to die in childbirth. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are life-threatening pregnancy-related conditions that are sixty percent more…

Our 2030 Vision for the Health Workforce

This post originally appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s blog. Teenager Durah stretches under a lamp with a book, absorbing every word and figure. Inspired by her aunt, she wants to become a nurse. She is the future health workforce. She is who the world needs tomorrow. Durah wants flexibility, occupational safety, and career opportunities.…

Rachel Deussom

Rachel Deussom is the director of the Chemonics Global Health Practice, with over 17 years of experience focusing on health systems strengthening, human resources for health, community health, digital Health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. Previously, she acted as the technical director of HRH2030 Program, USAID’s global health workforce flagship project, led by Chemonics.…

Improving Health and Human Capital in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has recently made remarkable improvement in population health outcomes, reducing maternal, infant, and under-five mortality rates. Despite these achievements, however, the health system in Bangladesh struggles to provide quality, affordable health services to its population, particularly the poor. Smiling Sun — the world’s largest NGO network of maternal and child health clinics — offers…

Wanda Jaskiewicz

Wanda Jaskiewicz is a former Senior Director for Chemonics’ Global Health Division.