Where do you get your news in human resources for health? Here’s a roundup of what our team has been reading over the past month and what you might want to check out too!
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- New research partnership makes childbirth safer in Mozambique The Conversation, March 26
As the world awakens to deep injustices for women globally, an ambitious project led by University of Saskatchewan researchers in Mozambique is striving to reset the course —reducing maternal mortality and improving newborn health by empowering women and girls.
- Midwives leading the way with quality care FIGO, April 5
Quality of care is a priority for reducing preventable maternal and child deaths. It is also the theme for this year’s International Day of the Midwife; ‘Midwives leading the way with quality care’.
- New York to Expand Use of Doulas to Reduce Childbirth Deaths The New York Times, April 22
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a series of initiatives aimed at addressing a disturbingly high rate of maternal mortality among black women, including a pilot program that will expand Medicaid coverage for doulas.
New United Nations guidance aims to standardize breastfeeding and push governments to take ownership of the education and monitoring that could help boost lackluster global rates of exclusively breastfeeding infants.
- Uganda: Midwives Using Torches to Deliver Mothers At Soroti Health Centre Daily Monitor, May 8
Medical workers and patient caretakers at Kamuda Health Centre III in Soroti District are struggling to attend to patients in the night following the breakdown of the facility’s solar system.
Wife of Nigeria’s Senate president, Toyin Saraki, has announced that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) is to embark upon a major global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaign.
- Annual Florence Nightingale Awards Presented to 35 Nurses League of India, May 13
President of India Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the award winners and said that the awardees display India’s unity in diversity. He further stated that nursing plays a very vital role in keeping the country healthy.
- In Botswana, nurses lead Jhpiego’s life-saving efforts to screen, treat women for HPV Hub Johns Hopkins University, May 16
Research nurses spearhead a bold new screening strategy that allows women to collect their own samples in private, encouraging more women to participate.
More women in America die from pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country in the world, and black women are most affected.
- Tanzanian Nurses Propel Their Country toward Global 90-90-90 Targets, One Patient at a Time Frontline Health Workers, May 30
As frontline health workers, nurses who can take on the task of initiating and managing ART – particularly in rural or underserved communities – are critical to Tanzania’s efforts to achieve the global 90-90-90 targets by providing quality, comprehensive health services, including ART, to people living with HIV.