Albuquerque’s Lovelace Women’s Hospital bills itself as a state-of-the-art newborn facility.   Yet an investigation has found that extremely preterm babies were dying at almost 2X the rate of a nearby newborn facility.

Early results from several studies suggest that pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19 may pass some immunity to their babies.   They found that pregnant women who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine had:

Mounting research has shown pregnant women fare worse than their nonpregnant counterparts when it comes to COVID-19.   One promising finding is that the virus rarely crosses over to the fetus.

Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…

Tightened regulations, fraught relations with the medical establishment, and the rise in hospital births have somewhat sidelined the centuries-old tradition of Black midwifery.  

The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from COVID-19 vaccine trials poses difficult questions for families considering getting pregnant.  It’s still not known whether the shots are safe for expectant mothers, writes Anna Louie Sussman in The New Yorker.

In Colombia’s Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, traditional midwives are playing a crucial role in keeping maternal care going amid the pandemic  

It’s been a big month for Loyce Pace.   Last week, she was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board—but as she pointed out on Twitter, “I still very much have a day job”—as president and executive director of Global Health Council. 

Growing up in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya, I never realized that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, was entirely preventable and treatable. It is a threat that my elders have never lived without—but my generation can end it.

With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.