Rand Paul, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, argues his state has made Medicaid coverage of labor and delivery “too easy.” In reality paying for a pregnancy can be anything but easy.
Health care reform has brought notable benefits to the practice of midwifery in the United States. The Affordable Care Act will help make midwifery care more accessible for patients and providers both.
My adventure on Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on NPR. How playing golf leads to national media attention.
Four days ago a young woman died giving birth in a bustling marketplace in New Delhi, just steps away from Parliament, and at the beginning of an international conference on maternal health. This is not acceptable.
There are many ways to save women’s lives, but the success of any given intervention depends on local context. What works in one locale may not work in another.
The Live & Living MDG5 Shadow Report in Asia!
The Live & Living MDG 5 Shadow Report is an interactive, web-based report on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals 3 & 5 in twelve countries in Asia. The countries covered include the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan; the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines; the Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as well as the East Asian country of China.
Breastfeeding my first child did not go smoothly. First I was told my daughter was failing to thrive. Later, I felt that our relationship was, too.
Breastfeeding is a critical first step in a newborn’s health. And this year’s World Breastfeeding Week focuses on establishing an optimal foundation for it through the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.”
The centrality of human rights in the “public health” response to an epidemic that has largely marginalized the individual, especially the already marginalized individual was seen as key to addressing the HIV epidemic at the IAC.
I worked at the food bank last night. In an hour, we fed 15 percent of the population of the small, rural town in which I live.