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Better Births in Bangladesh

We know one of the best ways to keep women healthy during pregnancy. When women receive daily iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements as early as possible during pregnancy for at least […]

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A Shameful Condition: Obstetric Fistulas

Dhaayo and Haldhaa*, both 17, were admitted to the first fistula camp MSF organized, in Galkayo South, Somalia, in November 2007. They had become pregnant at 14, and when it […]

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Bringing Success Home to Canadians

Last year, in the weeks leading up to the Every Woman and Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach Summit, Canadians across the country showed an overwhelming amount of support for Maternal Newborn […]

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Mother’s Day in Afghanistan

By Lindsay Gladding Three years ago I celebrated Mother’s Day in Afghanistan – the first time as a mother myself. After a full day of project visits, I recall collapsing […]

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May 5th: International Day of the Midwife

Midwives are health professionals who work in partnership with women to provide expert maternity care, support and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. This care includes preventative measures, […]