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January 28, 2014

Since I graduated with my Master of Public Health in 2012, I have been working at a community-based program in infectious disease epidemiology. It is not the global focused job I had originally hoped for, but I was newbie in the public health sectors (who were heavily walloped by budget cuts at the time) and was happy to get a job in public service that fell in line with my future goals. While I am still entirely content at my current position, I find myself frequently daydreaming about the day when I will return to Cambodia and continue to improve the health of those people I met during my public health field study in 2011. Needless to say, this experience transformed me into a more passionate person and is one of the fundamental reasons I find myself back at Maternova today.

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January 23, 2014

When we originally saw these lovely little pieces of inspiration, we immediately were struck by the simple design and message. When we realized we could have them in red, teal, and orange – we knew we had to be part of it!

MaiMwana | maternal mortality | what works | largest reduction in maternal
December 30, 2013

Impressive. In short, that describes the results of the [MaiMwana trial in Malawi](
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3796349/) which was reported in mid-2013. When written up in the usual format for a medical journal, sometimes spectacular results don't shine. You want to take a highlighter and just write "Amazing" to get across the point. A 52-76% decrease in maternal mortality in just three years?

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December 30, 2013

As the year 2013 comes to a close it's time to make some resolutions and share some of our lessons learned as a young social enterprise.

Lesson #1: Just because you're young and feisty doesn't mean you don't have the answers

Dr. Charles Ochieng | male contraception |no scalpel vasectomy
December 09, 2013

A vasectomy is a male birth control method that works by preventing sperm from being released into the semen during ejaculation. It is done through a minor surgical procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm are cut and sealed.

While some forms of vasectomy involve making a small surgical cut in the upper part of a patient’s scrotum, he may choose to get a no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV), which is performed with no surgical cut. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and can be performed in a clinic or other outpatient settings.

Before undergoing a vasectomy, the person has to be certain to not want to father a child in the future as this procedure is considered a permanent form of male birth control.

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