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Reality Check: Challenges and Innovations in Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage

Heavy bleeding after childbirth, also known as postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths worldwide.

Reporting on Global Health: A Conversation With the International Reporting Project Fellows

"The story is the story, the information is the information, but you can frame it in very different ways," said freelance journalist Annie Murphy at a roundtable discussion on the current state of global health reporting.

Designing Health and Population Programs to Improve Equity: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric

"There needs to be ongoing flexibility and creativity in our ways of approaching health equity," said John Borrazzo of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a recent Global Health Initiative event at the Wilson Center. Borrazzo is the chief of the Maternal and Child Health Division in the Bureau for Global Health.

Carrying Capacity: Should We Be Aiming to Survive or Flourish?

"In the eyes of many governments, population has, as we all know, been a rather uncomfortable topic for a number of years," said Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston, FRS, chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation at the University of Manchester and chair of the Royal Society's "People and the Planet" working group.

Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights From the Uganda International Conference on Family Planning

"Family planning is to maternal survival what a vaccination is to child survival," said Johns Hopkins professor Amy Tsui, quoting Khama Rogo of the World Bank, at the Woodrow Wilson Center event Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights From the Uganda International Conference on Family Planning on March 16.

Strengthening Health Systems To Reach the Poor

"The health sector is part of the reason why there are health inequalities," said Cesar Victora, an emeritus professor of epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas, at "Strengthening Health Systems To Reach the Poor," an Environmental Change and Security Program event co-sponsored with the Global Health Initiative on July 15, 2008.

From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

Though widespread sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) is often thought of as the product of political instability or conflict, its scope is much larger and more complex, said Heidi Lehmann, senior GBV technical advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), at "From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts," a June 4, 2008, meeting sponsored by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.

Fishing for Families: Evidence From the Philippines on Integrating Population and Environment in Development Programs

One of 17 megadiverse countries in the world and the global epicenter of marine biodiversity, the Philippines "is also one of the most imperiled environments in the world," said Leona D'Agnes at "Fishing for Families: Evidence From the Philippines on Integrating Population and Environment in Development Programs," a May 16, 2008, event hosted by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP). D'Agnes, the technical advisor to PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc.

The Population Institute's 28th Annual Global Media Awards

The winners of the 2007 Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting:

Melclaire Sy Delfin (GMA Network)
Enie Ndoh Cecile (Social Forum)
Victor Billy Gama (Population Services International/Malawi)
Bill Ryerson (Population Media Center)
Jim Motavalli (E/The Environmental Magazine)
Mithre Sandrasagra (Inter Press Service)
Emily Douglas (RH Reality Check)
Ben Merens (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Don Cayo (Vancouver Sun)
Richard Grossman (The Durango Herald)

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