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4 Maternal Health Successes in 2014 (and Happy New Year!)

It’s difficult to choose just four highlights of 2014 for maternal health in Africa. When Jacaranda started in 2011, we had a mission: to build a new model for maternal and newborn health in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns. This model brings high-quality, patient-centered care at a low-cost, Read more »

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Task-Shifting: A Powerful Tool to Integrate Family Planning

Gone are the days when patients waited for hours to see the sole doctor at the medical clinic. Today, task-shifting has shown incredible promise as a strategy to strengthen human resources for health. In light of the global health worker shortage –  which is particularly acute in resource-constrained settings – task shifting can be a Read more »

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Bringing Men to the Table, and Other Insights

The blogosphere and the global health world has been buzzing with reports from the 50th annual international family planning conference, dubbed “Full Access, Full Choice,” which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this past week. Plenary speakers Melinda Gates and Dr Kesete-birhan Admasu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, opened the event by commending the family planning community Read more »