Month: May 2015

Koohi Goth Hospital: On Obstetric Fistula & Restoring Dignity

“Why do women have to leak for thirty long years before finally finding their way to us?” said Dr. Shershah Syed, President of the Pakistan National Forum on Women’s Health (PNFWH). While on a visit to Pakistan, we had the opportunity to meet a key partner organization working with Dr. Anita Zaidi and her VITAL…
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Families Matter: Global & Contemporary Insights

The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The theme for 2015 is: Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families. Within the context of the development goals, this theme is…
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#ChildrenFirst: Reflections from the UNICEF Annual Meeting 2015

The 2015 UNICEF Annual Meeting was both a celebration and movement to put #ChildrenFirst. Held at the Times Center in NYC on Friday, May 8th, the day-long meeting was filled with inspiring discussions and video clips illustrating the impact UNICEF made in the past year. The auditorium was filled with people from all sort of…
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Midwife Feature: Innovative deployment of community-based portable ultrasounds

“These are women who usually deliver at home or in facilities that cannot take care of these problems. By knowing in advance about these concerns, they can plan to deliver in a facility with the right staff and equipment to help save their lives and those of their infants. As technology becomes more portable and…
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Innovators of Global Health: Reflections from the 2015 GHIC Conference

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is one of those events that we look forward to attending every year, and we highly recommend it to all. Hosted by Unite for Sight, GHIC is described as the world’s leading and largest global health conference convening thought leaders and changemakers from all sectors of global health, international development, and…
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