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    Palawan’s New Ashoka Fellow

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    Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves.

    New Data Shows Progress for Maternal 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!

    Maternal Mortality in the US

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    How can it be that America, a country known for economic growth and leadership, has the highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized country

    Putting it into Practice: Building Local Capacity to Improve Maternal Health

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    It has been a month since I arrived in Argentina. I am based in Pilar, a town at the northern border of the municipal boundaries of Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires and the Province of Buenos Aires.

    What is a Mother Worth?

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    “No one has ever believed in me except Lua Nova,” proclaimed one young mother who has battl

    A Huge Energy Came Through the Prison Walls to Me

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    We in Hungary who are fighting for the freedom of an Ashoka Fellow Dr.

    How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa

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    African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.