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The Code Blue Series | A Growing Threat: Non-Communicable Diseases on Maternal Health 

Some 18 million women of reproductive age die each year from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The compounding effects of NCDs complicate women’s experiences in many unseen ways, and the rise and gravity of NCDs pose a growing and often overlooked challenge to maternal health worldwide. The CODE BLUE series will highlight seven NCDs most threatening to maternal health: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and mental health disorders. 

The Maternal Health Initiative launches the CODE BLUE series on non-communicable diseases and maternal health

Each year, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 2 in every 3 deaths among women globally. It is estimated that NCDs kill 35 million people each year, and women of reproductive age make up about half of these deaths.

Mulheres Saudaveis Economias Saudaveis: Um Olhar Para O Brasil

Mulheres Saudáveis, Economias Saudáveis: Um olhar sobre o Brasil, discute as interseções da saúde e bem-estar das mulheres e seu empoderamento econômico, com um olhar específico sobre o conjunto de ferramentas Mulheres Saudáveis, Economias Saudáveis (HWHE) e sua implementação no Brasil. O relatório também analisa o atual progresso e as barreiras existentes à participação feminina no mercado de trabalho brasileiro.

At the United Nations, Brazil Allies with Ultra-Conservatives on Gender and Sex-Ed

Brazil sided with unusual allies at a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva, underscoring just how much Brazil’s international stance on human rights and gender equality has shifted under the Bolsonaro administration. At the UNHRC’s 41st session, held from June 24 to July 12, the 47-member council adopted a slew of resolutions covering a wide range of issues, from the human rights situation in Eritrea to the impact of corruption on human rights.

Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: A Look at Brazil

“Globally, women face obstacles to entering, advancing in, and remaining in the workforce as a result of gender discrimination, harassment, and a lack of supportive, gender-sensitive policies.” –Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: A Look at Brazil

Interview with Debora Diniz on Women's Health and Rights in Brazil

Debora Diniz is an anthropologist by training, working on advancing women’s health and rights. Diniz is the deputy director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) and the founder of Brazilian feminist NGO Anis – Institute of Bioethics. She is a visiting professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University. As a documentarian, her nine films received more than fifty prizes, and eight of them are available free of charge on Youtube.

Six Steps Towards Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality

Every day, 830 women around the world die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. Most of these deaths are due to severe post-partum bleeding, infections, high blood pressure during pregnancy, delivery complications, and unsafe abortions. The vast majority of these deaths could have been prevented with timely interventions.
 

Community Health Matters in the Journey to Self-Reliance

“We recognize that what we’re talking about is a journey, but we also recognize that people have dreams for themselves and what this is about is helping them achieve those dreams,” said Ellen Starbird, Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at USAID, at a recent Wilson Center event about the importance of community health systems, with a particular focus on voluntary family planning and infectious disease prevention.

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