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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!

January 10, 2014

Though we focus on maternal mortality and maternal death, in many settings, 'near misses' are equally important as both a public health concept and a human rights issue. The 'near miss' in obstetrics refers to a woman who was critically ill and would have died had it not been for care. Severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) in low-income countries.

Put another way, in looking at the health system, it is important to identify what factors led to death, and what factors helped narrowly avert death. In assessing the efficacy of a safe motherhood system, policymakers must look at the prevalence of near misses-- a decrease in the number of maternal deaths accompanied by an increase in severe acute maternal morbidity is of concern.

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?

Nada
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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