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'Accelerating Progress in Saving the Lives of Women and Children' Report

The 2013 report for the Global Campaign, Accelerating Progress in saving the Lives of Women and Children, provides an update on the significant developments and new commitments to improving the lives of women and children since 2010. Please see the full report for details.

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Saving Lives at Birth: Round 3

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. Round 3 applications are due by March 28th, 2013.

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New journal article from MANDATE

The MANDATE team recently published a new article in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 'The MANDATE model for evaluating interventions to reduce postpartum hemorrhage' can be accessed here:


MNH technology in low-resource settings

A recent article by Thairu et al. explores the medical devices designed for newborns in low-resource settings, and the barriers to their use. For more information, please see:


Critical Medicines for Maternal Health

A recent expert panel at the Wilson Center discussed the life-saving potential of a core group of medicines- magnesium sulfate, oxytocin, and misprostol, and the need to make these medicines more widely available. According to recent estimates, including a new UN report, this group of medicines could save the lives of more than 70,000 mothers over the next five years.

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