Maternal and Child Health Work

Inspiring Moms of May: Cambodian Mom Fights Malnutrition

At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s […]

Honor a Mom in Your Life: Give a Safe Birth This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day begins with a safe birth. But every two minutes a woman dies from complications during pregnancy or childbirth – taking […]

Sierra Leone Midwife Graduates Equipped to Save the Lives of Mothers and Children

Saturday was an exciting day for the midwifery graduates at the School of Midwifery in Makeni, Sierra Leone, and marked an important […]

The Inconvenient Truth Facing Millions Who Suffer From Obstetric Fistula

More Care Reported Worldwide for Women Suffering with “The Backyard Disease,” but Problem Outpaces Efforts to Address Santa Barbara, Calif. (April, 15, […]

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Hillary Mabeya

Gynocare Fistula Center—a nongovernmental organization in Western Kenya providing reproductive health services to women—began under the dynamic and dedicated leadership of Dr. Hillary […]

Improving Childhood Nutrition in Cambodia

Cambodia has significantly high rates of childhood malnutrition and maternal mortality, the result of years of war and civil unrest. To help […]