Tag: maternal mortality

The Politics of Women’s Health in the US: Part Three

The biggest news last week was no doubt the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), or you may know it by its catchier on name ‘Obamacare’. The Act does a lot of good for different groups of Americans, but the one I want to look at is the biggest: women. This …

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Integrating Health and Culture in Peru

            In August 2011, maternal health was confirmed as a human right by the UN CEDAW. According to their historic ruling, governments have a human rights obligation to ensure that all women are able to access timely, appropriate, and non-discriminatory maternal health care. For maternal health advocates, this ruling gave voice …

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What About Mental Health?

When we think about reducing infant and maternal mortality, it’s easy to overlook a key factor: mental health. Improving mental health treatment isn’t part of the Millennium Development Goals. However, some argue it should be, for the simple reason that mental health is linked with the outcomes and achievement of the MDGs. For maternal health, …

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