MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

The 5th Millennium Development Goal (MDG5) is to reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio and to achieve universal access to reproductive health. Approximately 358,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year and millions more experience severe adverse consequences and illness. While the world is making encouraging progress in reducing deaths due to [...]

Preparation for the field

International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh The past few days in Dhaka have been spent on the small, but important details of the research process. We plan to conduct a qualitative analysis comparing women whose most recent delivery was attended by a skilled provider (a doctor, nurse, or midwife) and [...]