Maternal Health

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies: Faith-Based Engagement in Family Planning

On May 2, the Wilson Center's Maternal Health Initiative will be hosting a two-panel event in collaboration with World Vision U.S., focusing on the role of faith-based organizations in controlling the HIV epidemic through reaching men and boys with HIV testing, and improving maternal and child health through Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy.

Successful Country-Led Scale-Up of RMNCAH Interventions

The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 signaled a new era in global health. This era is characterized by country leadership in scaling up high impact health interventions to meet national goals. The goal of a country-led scale-up is to achieve widespread and sustainable impact, requiring both high effective coverage of the population in need and institutionalization of key systems supports to sustain these expanded services.

Thirty Years of the Safe Motherhood Initiative: Celebrating Progress and Charting the Way Forward

This article was originally posted on the blog of the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) on December 19, 2017.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative at the Wilson Center

Since 1987, the number of women dying during pregnancy and delivery has dropped by 43 percent, saving hundreds of thousands of women’s lives—and changing the lives of their families—around the world.

Young in the City: Addressing the Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health of Urban Adolescents and Youth

“All or most of the children living in these communities are by nature vulnerable,” said Melanie Yahner of Save the Children at a recent Wilson Center event on the sexual, reproductive, and maternal health of urban adolescents.

Reaching the Farthest Behind: Facility-level Innovations in Maternal Health

“Innovation happens when there are pioneers that stick with it,” said Monica Kerrigan, vice president of innovations at Jhpiego.

It Takes a Village: Community as Key to a Resilient Health System

“Resilience means the ability to cope and move ahead,” said Joan Dalton, the gender lead at THINK Liberia during the second session in a series of conversations on resilience and health at the Wilson Center.