From Born Too Soon to Born On Time —Thoughts on World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2016By Cassie PaulsenHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Additional contributions by Aaron Brose. It is very likely you know someone who has given birth to, or maybe even was, a preterm baby—a “preemie” as they’re affectionately called. In the United States, preterm birth may come with complications, but hospital and medical teams are well-equipped to provide life-saving care and give parents information about … Read More

We Can Act on the Call

June 22, 2016By Christina BradicHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More

Knowledge is Power

June 10, 2016By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

By Annila Harris Urmila*, 30, and her husband were diagnosed as HIV positive seven years ago in North West Delhi, India. Just nine months later she lost her husband to the illness. At the time, she was pregnant and delivered a baby boy. Because he was delivered in the hospital, the baby received the medicine … Read More

Fathers and Stronger Families

May 31, 2016By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Maternal and child health is about more than just the mother and child. In the end, the entire family is impacted – either positively or negatively. When births are spaced closely, the health of the mother and child are jeopardized, as is the health of the family. Aberra Golo, father of four in Ethiopia, shares … Read More