Maternal Health Task Force Blog Series

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Using Technology to Close Gaps in Health Provider Performance Management

By Janet Matemu, Technology Manager, and Shalmali Radha Karnad, Clinical Programs Manager This post is part of our “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health. Healthcare institutions face three common challenges in managing the flow of information using technology: Access to financial investment Ability of the system Read more »

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Fit for Purpose and Fit for Practice: Associate Clinicians Bridge the Gap

By Shanon McNab, Senior Program officer, and Helen de Pinho, Associate Director, Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program, Columbia University This post is part of our“Supporting the Human in Human Resources”blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health. With the post-2015 maternal mortality goals set, and a global commitment to achieving Read more »

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Preventing Disrespect and Abuse by Investing in Health Providers

By Kathleen McDonald, Senior Program Manager, MHTF This post is part of our “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health. Many women experience disrespect and abuse (D&A) during facility-based childbirth, emerging evidence shows. In a moment of acute vulnerability, women face undignified care at the hands of a health care provider. Read more »

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Supporting Maternal Health Staff, Creating Maternal Health Leaders

By Faith Muigai, Director of Clinical Operations, and Shalmali Radha Karnad, Clinical Programs Manager, Jacaranda Health This post is part of the “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series co-hosted by theMaternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health. The Lancet’s series Midwifery has raised significant discussion among the global maternal health network on the role and importance of health workers—specifically midwives—in Read more »