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Advocating Together: The Power of Alliances for Maternal Health provides guidance for national civil society organizations (CSOs) interested in establishing or strengthening an alliance in support of maternal health advocacy. This toolkit provides a step-by-step approach to working with partners in a national-level alliance to advocate for maternal health policy change.

The past decade has witnessed increasing global attention and political support for maternal, newborn and child health. Despite this increased attention, actual progress has been slow and sporadic: coverage of key maternal and newborn health interventions remains low and there are wide disparities in access to care, within and across countries.

Maternal health remains an urgent public health challenge for the global community.

Obstetric fistula is an injury to the birth canal, resulting from prolonged labour, that has devastating physical and psychological effects on women's lives.

Obstetric fistula is an injury to the birth canal, resulting from prolonged labour, that has devastating physical and psychological effects on women's lives. Its persistence reveals vast inequities in access to and quality of reproductive health care.

In 2013, Family Care International (FCI) conducted a mapping analysis in Zambia to gather information on the maternal health policy environment; the organizations, partnerships, and networks currently and potentially engaged in maternal health advocacy; and the advocacy goals, strategies, resources, and core messages being used.

In 2012-2013, Family Care International conducted a mapping analysis in Uganda to gather information on the maternal health policy environment; the organizations, partnerships, and networks currently and potentially engaged in maternal health advocacy; and the advocacy goals, strategies, resources, and core messages being used.

Harmoniser les services de santé : Sauver des vies grâce à l’intégration des programmes de santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile avec ceux relatifs au VIH/SIDA, à la tuberculose et au paludisme (French title)

Mobilising Communities on Young People's Health and Rights: An Advocacy Toolkit for Programme Managers leads the user through the stages of planning and launching an advocacy campaign to ensure that government commitments are translated into programs that meet young people's sexual and reproductive health needs.

This infographic, developed with support from Johnson & Johnson, highlights the critical role that midwives play in improving maternal and newborn health around the world. Midwives have a powerful voice in changing policies and practices that support the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of health services.

Plaidoyer, approbation, accés : le misoprostol pour l'Hémorragie du post-partum Guide pour un plaidoyer efficace (French title)

Developed by Family Care International on behalf of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), this set of 7 policy briefs identifies key challenges and strategies for increasing the availability of three essential maternal health medicines: oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulfate, which can prevent or treat the leading causes of maternal death (postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia

This publication presents case studies from three countries — Bangladesh, Nepal, and Zambia — that have introduced and scaled up the use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Francophone West Africa

Developed by Family Care International and Gynuity Health Projects, the Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage Information Kit contains four publications. Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Challenge for Safe Motherhood

This policy brief, published by FCI in partnership with Gynuity Health Projects, PATH, and FIGO, explores strategies to help governments and partners improve maternal health by expanding access to misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), one of the leading causes of maternal death.

In recent years, the Government of Kenya has endorsed a range of global and regional initiatives for accelerating action to improve the health and well-being of women and their children, including the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, the Maputo Plan of Action, and CARMMA, and has made specific commitments to achieve them.

This fact sheet presents an overview of the Mobilizing Advocates from Civil Society (MACS) project led by FCI from 2012 to 2015.

This video highlights the critical role of civil society organizations and alliances in holding governments accountable for fulfilling their commitments to protect women's and children's lives, health, and wellbeing, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable.

In this video, Family Care International (FCI) makes the case for clear and transparent national budgets that reflect the people's needs and priorities and that fulfill government commitments to protect the health and well-being of all women, newborns, and children.

A government budget must be comprehensive and transparent to allow citizens to hold government accountable for managing public funds.

The FCI Program created this infographic to convey key messages and data from We Decide, a UNFPA-led initiative to promote gender equality and social inclusion of young people with disabilities and to prevent sexual violence. Launched earlier this year, We Decide involves a number of key organizations of persons with disabilities and aims to:

Nearly 16 million girls ages 15-19 give birth annually, almost all of them in developing countries. Pregnancy and childbirth-related complications are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls, contributing to maternal and child mortality rates and to the vicious cycle of poverty and poor health.

El manual desenvolvido por FCI con el apoyo de la División para América Latina y el Caribe del Fondo de Poblacíon de las Naciones Unidas (UNFPA) incluye las notas para facilitación, el contenido de presentaciones en power point sobre los temas, y sugerencias para trabajos en grupo que ayuden a fortaceler las habilidades de las personas participantes en proyetos que cont

Estos diagnósticos recogen el proceso y los resultados de los talleres nacionales participativos realizados en Perú, Bolivia y Ecuador en el marco del proyecto "Mujer Indígena: Salud y Derechos".

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