New research found an association between pregnant women who drank fluoridated tap water and reduced IQ scores in their children, causing a stir in the public health community. Flouride is added to more than 2/3 of drinking water in the US to prevent tooth decay and reduce…

After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.

More than 220 million people worldwide suffer from schistosomiasis, and the infection is well known in the global health community.

With an “almost obsessive focus on data,” a group mapping out an overhaul of Madagascar’s broken health system is hoping to avoid a common weakness of global health pilot projects: measuring impact. Tracking 860 indicators to reveal what works and what doesn’t, PIVOT wants…

Reversing a controversial policy, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will offer an experimental Ebola vaccine to pregnant and lactating women, and infants under 1 year old. The WHO has endorsed the change. Supporters of the exclusion highlighted the lack of data about the…

WASHINGTON, DC—The day that Christy Turlington Burns became a mother is the day she became a maternal health advocate, she shared at a recent gathering of public health advocates.

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The US leads the industrialized world in the rate of pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths, and the country's fraught relationship with midwives has a role to play, according to the final installment in a series on America’s maternal mortality crisis. Just 10% of the…

A midwife forced to deliver the babies of ISIS militants who captured Raqqa, Syria in 2014 recounted her nightmare. ISIS Husbands, Nasr said, barely trusted her; they wouldn’t let her give their laboring wives—including many Syrian teenagers as young as 13 years old—pain…

“No providers come into this work for purpose of abusing women.”