Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Safe Motherhood

This site uses images and textual information to inform viewers about the United Nations effort to fight for safe motherhood globally. By addressing different issues that pertain to this health topic, such as skilled attendance, midwives, and complications, the viewer may have a better understanding of the current status of maternal care and what should be provided.
Safe Motherhood

To see a video that addresses an attempt to reduce maternal mortality click here.
Comprehensive Approach to Safe Motherhood

Averting Maternal Death and Disability

This site purely serves to educate individuals on the topic of maternal death and disability program. As an educational site, it has no advertising or images and uses textual evidence. This relates to the topic of global health by showing individuals what they can do to help and how they can get involved in different ways.

Global Health Online Directory

Maternal and Childhealth Resources

This education site of UC Berkley addresses Maternal and Childhealth Resources. The site has no advertising and provides links to organizations and agencies relating to the health topic. It also provides a list of publications and databases.


Biomed Central

Biomed Central presents a research article of a cross-sectional study of 974 women in Southern Tanzania. The study focused on the type of care the women received during birth and the location of the birth. The site is very straight forward with little advertising, presenting factual evidence and a reliable list of references.
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Be Informed!

As a government site, medline plus serves to provide medical information on a number of health topics. It provides many reliable links to other sites dealing with prenatal care, such as specific conditions, statistics, and journal articles.


Ted Talks

If you are interested in Global Health, this talk addresses the issues with data of global life expectancies, world wealth, GDP and child death, and how this data can be used. This topic relates to my concern with global maternal, perinatal, and postnatal care in terms, of survival, due to lack of resources, etc. The researcher uses animation to present important statistics dealing with global trends.

"Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen"

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

"Each year more than 500 000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth and more than 10 million children die before their fifth birthday- nearly 40% of these in the first month of life. But evidence shows that at least 7 million of these lives can be saved each year with proven, cost-effective interventions."

"Invest, Deliver, Advance"

This site serves to inform the public about this issue. By presenting research and facts the reader finds out how they can contribute to the cause.