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Luminary Q&A: SDGs are not only about developing countries

September 26, 2016

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Safe Motherhood week is a great example of what can be achieved when governments, private sector and civil society come together with one focus – to find solutions that can help save our mothers.

Dr. Naveen Rao Team Lead, MSD for Mothers

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Pregnancy and parenthood at work

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Finding information about pregnancy and safe motherhood

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Maternal care in special situations

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“We must take care of our pregnant women” – Peggy Maguire

September 26, 2016

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Women’s concerns about their health should not simply be dismissed because they are pregnant or postpartum. This delay in diagnosis can be catastrophic.

Pete Wallroth

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You can help shine a light on the importance of safe motherhood. Lend your voice to our campaign by raising awareness, sharing our message on social networks, and highlighting maternal champions!

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Safe Motherhood Week aims to bring diverse groups of people together to achieve a shared goal - ensuring women everywhere have access to the highest quality maternal care, before, during, and after pregnancy.

It’s up to all of us to make this happen!

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Women in the changing world of work

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the UN has carefully selected a theme that focuses on women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The 2017 Theme: “Women […]

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Measuring performance for maternal healthcare

Is being pregnant an emergency?

  The Alliance for Maternal Health Equality in cooperation with MSD for Mothers held an event earlier this autumn during the European Health Forum Gastein, entitled: “Making it a reality: […]

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Family Planning

Family Planning and Relations in numbers

When it comes to pregnancy within the context of family planning, it is clear from the Safe Motherhood Report that this is a neglected topic across European health systems. More […]

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