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Global Efforts in MCH- Female Genital Cutting

Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is a practice that completely or partially removes the external female genitalia. FGC has been reported in various cultures and countries across the world, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), almost ½ of all incidents occur in Egypt or Ethiopia. In communities that practice FGC—some […]

Guest Post: students reflect on time in Dominican Republic

Our six weeks in the Dominican Republic gave us a chance to put everything we learned during our first year as Maternal and Child Health students into some intense practice. The gist of our field experience was to create, administer, and analyze data from a community health survey in an agrarian region of the Dominican […]

Maternal deaths on the decline?

New research published in  the Lancet (April 2010) shows a sharp decrease in maternal deaths for the first time in decades: from 525,300 maternal deaths in 1980, to 342,900 in 2008. As the New York Times reported last week, the news came as a surprise to many maternal health advocates—who assumed data would be similar […]