Maternal and Child Health Work

400 Infants & Preterm Babies Survive Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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One of the most critical medical issues that premature babies face is the development of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), an often fatal […]

Zarway, a Midwife Success Story from Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health CHW Musu uses the timer application on her
mobile data collection device to count a patient’s respiration
rate as part of a sick child screening.

Even before becoming a Certified Midwife,  Zarway was an advocate for justice, peace, and healing in her community. Trained in counseling as part […]

FIGO and Direct Relief Join to Expand, Improve Obstetric Fistula Repair Surgery

Gynocare Fistula Center, Eldoret, Kenya (2)

Global standard for surgery training complemented by standard module of essential surgical supplies The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and […]

Hope Through Maternal Health: Togo

Direct Relief Midwife Kits - Hope Through Health

The West African nation of Togo (officially the Togolese Republic) is one of the smallest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It covers 22,000 […]

Last Mile Health: Midwife Kits Reach Twenty Clinics in Liberia

The team inspect the vehicle, after getting stuck in the mud on the way to Jarwodee

In the past two months, Last Mile Health delivered twenty-four Midwife Kits to certified midwives working in twenty facilities across Grand Gedeh County, […]

Midwives Globally: Inequalities and Solutions Revealed in Maps

Global Maternal Mortality

Each day, more than 800 women die from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications—90 percent of which are preventable deaths—and 99 percent of which occur […]