In Africa and Asia, 2 million women and girls live with obstetric fistula that leaves them incontinent.   The condition is “effectively a hole in the birth canal” resulting from lengthy, obstructed labor without key emergency care, Sarah Newey reports. In developed nations…

Amid Venezuela’s deepening humanitarian and economic crisis, a critical shortage of contraceptives is placing an estimated 9 million women at risk of pregnancy.   A small portion of emergency assistance has gone to reproductive health. Of the 45,000 hormonal implants…

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.

The charitable arm of pharma giant Merck is on a mission to empower infertile women in Africa through uplifting music that discourages blaming women for infertility.   The “More Than A Mother” campaign features an all-female choir and Merck-branded clothing—it also touts…

One of Malawi’s first female engineering graduates, Mercy Masoo, now WaterAid Malawi’s country director, chose an unusual career path for women in Malawi at the time. She entered the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) field at a time when few women in her country had…

This is Part II of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda Mustard.

VANCOUVER—Crowds sometimes thin by a conference’s closing plenary. Not so with Women Deliver 2019. The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang yesterday, amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges.

VANCOUVER—The number one killer of women during childbirth is severe postpartum hemorrhage—capable of killing an otherwise healthy woman in less than 2 hours if she does not receive care. That gives health care workers precious little time to act—and in low-resource…

This is Part I of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda MustardRead Part II, Mothers Coping with Prolonged, Complicated Grief, here.