Maternal and Child Health Work

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 […]

CryoPen Advances Cervical Cancer Treatment Program in Haiti

Earlier this month, I traveled to visit the cervical cancer screening program at Klinik Manitane in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Implemented in collaboration with […]

Nepal: Midwives’ Chronic Needs Become Urgent After Earthquakes

Nepal Midwives Attend to Pregnant Woman Credit: Castaneira

Responding to the increased risk facing an estimated 126,000 pregnant women in Nepal after last month’s devastating earthquakes, Direct Relief has committed […]

Laxmi’s Story: Overcoming Challenges to Fistula Repair in Nepal

Laxmi, an obstetric fistula patient in Nepal received care through a repair camp Direct Relief supported with needed medicines and medical supplies. […]

LA Health Center Makes Midwifery Services Available to All Women

When Carmen Escobedo found out she was pregnant with her first child, she immediately began to seek out the best medical care […]