Topic : Reproductive health
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The maternal health community has been buzzing this week about a report on maternal health released by the Lancet and featured in the New York Times. The report uses new and improved maternal health data to evidence significant declines in maternal mortality worldwide between 1980 and 2008. Why is this so exciting? One word: progress!
Internationally Acclaimed Hungarian Independent Midwife and Ashoka Fellow Dr. Agnes Gereb Imprisoned, Pending Trial
The story of Ashoka Fellow Agnes Gereb is the story of homebirthing in modern Hungary. A story that shows how Hungary, since its return to full independence in 1990, continues to restrict free choice of its citizens in the hugely important area of childbirth.
All around the globe, the Christmas trees, lights and decorations are going up as December hits.
By innovating a truly sustainable supply chain including the last-mile that is independent of national healthcare systems, Joost van Engen is creating sustainable access to essential medicines, hygiene products and supplements for low income families in remote areas, while at the same time providing health education and basic health consultation, contributing to the quality of their day-to-day lives, specifically for those in remote areas in low and middle income countries.
Yorgui is creating and growing a nation-wide citizen-based movement that is able to systemically build peace through the mobilization of blood donors across Lebanon.
Benjamin shifts the medical investment to a more preventive approach by pioneering a new primary care model that completely reshapes the way general practitioners practice and are organized in France. Mobilizing a multidisciplinary team of doctors, engineers and organization experts, he manages to tackle at the same time the challenges of quality, accessibility and cost-efficiency of the primary care practice.