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Rising Global Midwifery Movement

Thu, 2021-07-09 14:05

On March 23, the Wilson Center held a day-long symposium on the rising global midwifery movement, in cooperation with UNFPA, the Swedish government, Midwives4All, and the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF). Following the event, the Wilson Center and the MHTF published the following blog posts:

Mothers waiting at a health care facility

Mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities: in the literature and in the news

July 09, 2021

by: Emily Peca, Technical Advisor, TRAction Project


New Videos: Advancing Communication and Behavior Change Strategies for Cleaner Cooking

June 09, 2022

The USAID | TRAction Project recently sponsored a panel discussion on behavior change communication within the clean cooking sector in Lima, Peru, May 4, 2015.

Opening remarks by Elizabeth Fox, Director of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

Press-Release for the Panel on Behavior Change for Clean Cooking

April 27, 2022

Behavior Change for Clean Cooking: Current Knowledge and Next Steps

Panel Discussion


International Day for Maternal Health and Rights 2015: Addressing Disrespect and Abuse during Childbirth

April 09, 2022

On this week of celebration and promotion of maternal health and rights, we bring attention to the many women who are denied respectful childbirth experiences in health facilities.


Spotlight on Local Women Researchers Making it Happen in Guatemala

March 06, 2022

This blog post was written in celebration of International Women's Day (March 8th) and this year's theme of "Making it Happen." Many think that only academicians who have collected many degrees can effectively do research.


Parasite harms reproductive health and increases HIV risk

January 21, 2022
Post by Sally Theobald, COUNTDOWN Consortium & Research in Gender and Ethics: Building stronger health systems (RinGs), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Beyond new facilities: Helping politicians understand universal health coverage

Tue, 2022-01-20 02:23

Post by Dr. Oluwadamilola O. Olagoun, Project Manager, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.


Women, girls and universal health coverage: Who is accountable?

February 01, 2022
By Belkis Giorgis, Global Technical Lead for Gender, and Fabio Castaño, Global Technical Lead for Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Ten arguments for why gender should be a central focus for universal health coverage advocates

Tue, 2022-01-13 11:16
Written by: Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs) Steering Committee.

Call for Posts: How a Woman-Centered Agenda Can Make Universal Health Coverage More Than a Mantra

December 12, 2021
By Kathleen McDonald, Stacy Griswold, and Katie Millar. This blog is cross-posted here on the Maternal Health Task Force website.

Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Maternal Care

Fri, 2021-11-21 13:50
By Nevia Pavletic, Implementation Science Intern, TRAction Project.



World Toilet Day 2014: Celebrating Access

Wed, 2021-11-19 06:41
By Sarah Summers, Research Analyst, TRAction Project

Research on Disrespect and Abuse during Childbirth: Experts Discuss Advancements and Challenges

November 14, 2021

By Nevia Pavletic, Implementation Science Intern, TRAction Project. This blog is cross-posted here on the University Research Co., LLC website.


NY Times story discusses link between hygiene and child growth

November 12, 2021

A recent New York Times article highlights the links between poor sanitation and hygiene conditions and childhood stunting, focusing on the Indian context.  The impetus for the article was a three-day conference hosted by UNICEF in New Del


TRAction Participates in UNC Water and Health Conference

October 16, 2021

The TRAction Project sponsored a side-event at the recent UNC Water and Health Conference.  This side-event was an overview and update on the three TRAction funded studies focused on the intersection of sanitation and population density.



Lancet publishes article on household air pollution and respiratory risk

September 04, 2021

The Lancet Respiratory Commission recently released a report on the respiratory risks from household air pollution in low and middle income countries.


New study evaluates India's Total Sanitation Campaign

September 04, 2021

TRAction affiliated researchers Benjamin Arnold and Jack Colford are among the co-authors of a new study assessing the impact of India's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) on sanitation and hygiene practices.  This study was published by PLOS Medicine


World Water Week and New WASH Funding Opportunity from USAID

September 03, 2021
World Water Week Begins!

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has been hosting World Water Week since 1991.  The 2014 World Water Week was convened on Monday, September 1st.  This year's theme is "Energy and Water", which emphasizes the complex and multi-layered process of "clean development."  The week will include plenary sessions, post


Over 30 participants gathered to discuss quality of care within PBI programs
April 20, 2022

The TRAction Project and Harvard’s Maternal Health Task Force, in collaboration with the World Bank and...

April 25, 2022

The USAID | TRAction Project researches new strategies to reduce malaria transmission and tests and...


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