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Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya: What New Research Evidence Shows

“Although there have been improvements in the recent past, the status of maternal health care has not met the required international standards,” said Professor at the University of Nairobi Geoffrey Mumia Osaaji during a live video-conference from Nairobi on July 12. As part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative is partnering with the African Population and Health Research Center to convene a series of technical meetings on improving maternal health in Kenya.

Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

"Addressing the needs of urban areas is critical for achievement of maternal health goals," said John Townsend, vice president of the Reproductive Health Program at the Population Council. "Just because there is a greater density of health services does not mean that there is greater access."

Innovations From Development to Delivery: Working With the Private Sector to Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition

"Challenging and dynamic partnerships [with the private sector] are difficult to pull together, but when you look at sustainability, impact, and effectiveness, they can also be great levers of change," said Kari Stoever, senior advisor for global advocacy at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).