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Abiye (Safe Motherhood) Project

The Abiye Programme is a home-grown comprehensive health initiative formulated to tackle the challenges of maternal mortality and morbidity in Ondo State, Nigeria. It was initiated in 2009 by the Mimiko administration in response to the 2008 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey which put Ondo State as having the worst maternal and child health indices in the southwest of Nigeria. The Abiye programme was also intended to achieve the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by 2015. It is a free health program for pregnant women, and young children up to age 5. The Abiye initiative aims at ensuring ...

Black Maternal Health Caucus

The Black Maternal Health Caucus is a caucus made up of most African American members of the United States Congress. Congresswomen Alma Adams of North Carolina and Lauren Underwood of Illinois founded the caucus in April 2019 and currently serve as co-chairs.

Prunella Briance

Prunella Mary Briance was Founder of the National Childbirth Trust and a passionate campaigner to improve the health of women and their experience in childbirth. The NCT was founded in 1956 and is a prominent organisation in the UK which provides ante and post natal support for parents. Her work changed the landscape of healthcare provision for maternal health. Briance suffered two traumatic childbirth experiences and set about to change the situation for many women who followed. She advertised in The Times newspaper to find other mothers and supporters to found a new organisation. The res ...

Human milk microbiome

The human milk microbiota, also known as human milk probiotics, refers to the microbiota residing in the human mammary glands and breast milk. Human breast milk has been traditionally assumed to be sterile, but more recently both microbial culture and culture-independent techniques have confirmed that human milk contains diverse communities of bacteria which are distinct from other microbial communities inhabiting the human body. The human milk microbiota which could be source of commensal, mutualistic, and potentially probiotic bacteria to the infant gut microbiota. The World Health Organ ...

International Conference on Population and Development

The United Nations coordinated an International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, on 5–13 September 1994. Its resulting Programme of Action is the steering document for the United Nations Population Fund. Some 20.000 delegates from various governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and the media gathered for a discussion of a variety of population issues, including immigration, infant mortality, birth control, family planning, the education of women, and protection for women from unsafe abortion services. The conference received considerable media attention due to disputes reg ...

Maternal health in Angola

Maternal health in Angola is a very complicated issue. In the Sub-Saharan region of Africa where Angola is located, poor maternal health has been an ongoing problem contributing to the decreased level of health in the population in the early 21st century. According to the World Health Organization WHO, maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Maternal health is an important factor in determining the status of health in all countries as the health of newborns, which depends on the health of the mother, has an effect on the develo ...

Muskoka Initiative

The Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is a funding initiative announced at the 36th G8 summit which commits member nations to collectively spend an additional billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress toward the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, the reduction of maternal, infant and child mortality in developing countries. A second summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health was held in Toronto from May 28–30, 2014 in follow-up to the original 36th G8 summit.

Jill Sheffield

Jill Sheffield is a global educator and advocate for maternal, reproductive, and sexual health and rights and the founder of Women Deliver and Family Care International.

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

The White Ribbon Alliance is a nonpartisan, non-profit and non-governmental membership organization that aims to decrease maternal and newborn death globally. Over a decade ago, White Ribbon Alliance formed because the voices of women at risk of dying in childbirth were not being heard. The Alliance rapidly grew, as thousands of people and groups joined the network, speaking as one voice, identifying problems in their own communities and finding specific solutions at a national level across Africa and Asia.