Fabio CastañoPhoto credit: David AlexanderFormer MSH Family Planning and Reproductive Health Global Technical Lead, Fabio Castaño, recently spoke to Family Planning Voices. Lead by the Knowledge for Health Project and Family Planning 2020, Family Planning Voices is a digital initiative that uses storytelling to document and share real stories from real people around the world who are passionate about family planning.

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MSH’s country representative for Kenya Spencer Ochieng spoke to Citizen TV yesterday about the successes and challenges Kenya faces in its effort to improve maternal health.  Maternal and newborn health in Kenya has drastically improved since 2013, when the government instituted a new policy of free maternal services at public hospitals. Since 2013, the number of deaths during childbirth each year has been reduced by one-third, and the number of women who deliver under the watch of a skilled health worker has nearly doubled, according to Citizen TV.

{Photo credit: Lindsay Kallman}Speaker panel from left to right: Ashish Jha, Catharine Taylor, Jenifer Healy (moderator), Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, David BarashPhoto credit: Lindsay Kallman

The World Health Organization (WHO) is slated to elect a new Director-General in 2017. While not the most widely talked about election right now, the appointment of a new Director-General has real implications for global health.


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