Manifesto for Maternal Health: Highlights From Jhpiego

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 10, 2014November 14, 2016By: Natalie Ramm, Communications Coordinator, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Continuing the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the “Manifesto for Maternal Health,” this post showcases the work of Jhpiego to improve global maternal health.USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), led by Jhpiego, has enabled more than 1.5 million deliveries with a skilled birth attendant over five years (in accordance with point four in the manifesto), and more than 953,000 women to receive active management of the third stage of labor. Their efforts have brought postpartum hemorrhage programs to 30 new countries, and introduced pre-eclampsia/eclampsia prevention and treatment in another 15.MCHIP has also expanded postnatal and essential newborn care in 13 countries (point nine in the manifesto), and Kangaroo Mother Care for low birth weight infants in another 24. Their efforts have helped bring the Helping Babies Breathe program to 25 new countries, and deliver antibiotic treatment to more than 309,000 newborns.Additionally, more than 3.6 million women received counseling on family planning as part of integrated essential care services at MCHIP-supported health facilities over the last five years. Key Resources:Newborn healthEssential Obstetric and Newborn Care Toolkit (maternal health, too)Kangaroo Mother Care Implementation GuideMaternal healthAdvance Distribution of Misoprostol for Self- Administration: Expanding Coverage for the Prevention of Postpartum HemorrhagePPH Prevention and Management toolkitPre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia: Prevention, Detection and Management toolkitPlease join the conversation! Tell us about your work to improve maternal health over the past year and how it relates to the calls to action from the manifesto. Send an email to Kate Mitchell or Natalie Ramm or join the dialogue on Twitter using the hashtag #MHmanifesto and help us celebrate the anniversary of the manifesto for maternal health!Share this:last_img read more

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first_img“AT&T’s powerful new Enhanced WebRTC API will allow developers to re-imagine phone and video calling experiences for our connected, IP–centric world,” said David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility. “WebRTC has been touted by analysts as one of the most disruptive communication technologies in years, and we think there will be rapid rise in the adoption of the standard and innovative development in what value it can create for businesses and consumers.”The WebRTC API is available in an open beta program, allowing developers to extend enhanced WebRTC communications to land lines and mobile numbers, and allowing users to move or transfer a call starting on a PC to a mobile device.Intel to focus on diversity at Intel and within the technology industryIntel has announced a US$300 million investment to encourage more diversity throughout the company and the technology community. Under the Diversity in Technology initiative, Intel has set a new hiring goal to bring more women and underrepresented minorities into the company by 2020. The investment will go toward programs to support more positive representations in the technology and gaming industry.“We’re calling on our industry to again make the seemingly impossible possible by making a commitment to real change and clarity in our goals,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel’s CEO. “Without a workforce that more closely mirrors the population, we are missing opportunities, including not understanding and designing for our own customers.” Now that Android TV has officially launched, Google has announced that it will no longer support Google TV. Existing Google TV apps developed for the platform will continue to work, but most Google TV devices will not support the company’s new platform.“With this shift, we encourage you to transition your living room development efforts to Android TV apps and Cast-enabled apps,” the Google and Android TV teams wrote on the Google TV Developers Google+ page. “While the Google TV libraries will no longer be available, we’ve made it really easy to transition apps to Android TV using familiar Android development tools, as well as our new Leanback support libraries.”More information is available here.AT&T launches commercial support for WebRTCAT&T has announced that it will be the first U.S. carrier to provide commercial support for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) through the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API.last_img read more