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Women Birth a New Vision for Maternity Care

When it comes time for a woman to face the real dangers of delivering a child, she often finds herself at the mercy of her circumstances. Read five stories, each offering a potential solution, from the front lines of this global crisis. Read More »

Founder's Pulse

Defusing the Maternal Health Bomb

"The governments the world over must treat maternal health as they do with a defense force in readiness for war or a nuclear launch." Read More »

"The most potent weapon against the crisis of maternal death includes providing girls and women with access to an education and empowering information."

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Our Story Was Such by Ishtar Zikr

Ploughed by the harsh hands of “hollow-souled” harvesters, life dragged its belly on barren lands — now, abandoned. Vanishing days and vanishing nights of yesteryears … Read More»

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Woman gives birth by the road side after she was kicked out from hospital failing to pay the maternity admission fee.

Disparities in this wold.-source the daily post. http://networkedblogs.com/LaAHd … Read More»

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"Why?" Is the Most Important Question

My father called me "Y," which is the first letter in my first name, because I never stopped asking "why?" about everything I heard and saw. … Read More»

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Blowing kisses to Teta

My 'teta' (the word for grand-mother in Arabic) and I have a special bond. As a single mom, it wasn't always easy for my mom to raise me and take care of me. But, she had help from my Teta Yvonne. … Read More»

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A mother and the hours she is gone

I grew up in a noisy house with a lot of activity, officers coming over to catch up with dad over a cocktail and their wives seeking my mom's company, culinary tips and what not. … Read More»

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From Helplessness to Hope: New Beginnings for Obstetric Fistula Survivors in Ethiopia

I first traveled to Ethiopia in 2010 as a photographer with the organization SalaamGarage to profile the childbirth injury of Obstetric Fistula. … Read More»

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My sorrow, My pain and my journey yet I am celebrating all ladies out there

The first time it happened it didn’t bother me because I was very young and everyone believed I had malaria, then it began happening more frequently so I was on medication my grandfather being aroun … Read More»

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