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A Voice for Midwives is a Voice for Progress

Emma Clark
May 3, 2019
2 Minute Read
A certified nurse-midwife, Emma Clark shares her thoughts on why midwives matter and why "investments in midwives are investments in our future."

We Have the Tools to Reach “Zero Malaria” in Pregnancy

Leah Kellgren
April 24, 2019
4 Minute Read
Malaria remains a global threat and pregnant women are especially vulnerable. There are measures we must take to ensure women no longer have to die in childbirth or fear the loss of another pregnancy because they are infected.
Cameroonian woman with her infant

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

Emma Clark
September 27, 2018
3 Minute Read
About 300,000 women die during and following childbirth and pregnancy each year. Maternal mortality review committees provide a chance to learn from these tragedies and prevent future deaths by digging down to root causes.

News: GHSC-PSM’s Latest Report Shows Strong and Steady On-time Delivery Rates, Expansion of In-country Presence to 33 Field Offices


September 19, 2018
3 Minute Read
The most recent quarterly report of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program- Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, implemented by a Chemonics-led consortium, shows the project achieving strong and steady on-time delivery of lifesaving health commodities, expanding its in-country presence to 33 field offices, and meeting global health objectives through its support for a new first-line antiretroviral drug (ARV) regimen.
A woman holds a baby

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

Rachel Deussom
May 4, 2018
3 Minute Read
Only one-third of the poorest mothers deliver with a midwife compared to 90 percent of the richest in low- and middle-income countries. How can we help all women to have a safe childbirth experience? Rachel Deussom shares five recommendations.

Innovations for Maternal and Newborn Health: Getting from “Great Ideas” to “Global Lifesavers”

Emma Clark | Pam Bolton
October 12, 2017
4 Minute Read
Pam Bolton and Emma Clark discuss the magic word that is helping save lives in global health.

What World Breastfeeding Week Means for These Women

Emma Clark
August 7, 2017
4 Minute Read
How can we promote the amazing health benefits of breastfeeding without ignoring the many women who find breastfeeding challenging or untenable? Emma Clark explains.

My Mundane Professional Association Meeting is a Luxury Most Midwives Can Only Imagine

Emma Clark
May 5, 2017
3 Minute Read
On International Day of the Midwife, Emma Clark explains the importance of a privilege that is often taken for granted.

The Next Mother I Meet

Rachel Hampshire
August 3, 2016
3 Minute Read
Chemonics' Rachel Hampshire reflects on her days as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and discusses the importance of breastfeeding to sustainable development.