of Maternal Health
The Young Champions of Maternal Health Program, started in 2009, is the first international fellowship to focus specifically on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health.
The MHTF has partnered with The Institute of International Education to implement the second cohort of Young Champions who come from the MHTF’s priority countries: Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Mexico. The Young Champions are paired with seasoned mentors who are working to better understand the barriers and the innovative solutions for improving the quality of maternal health care.
The MHTF organized the first cohort of Young Champions of Maternal Health in partnership with Ashoka, a global organization that identifies and supports social entrepreneurs. Fifteen individuals were selected from 13 countries, including India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Iran. Each Young Champion was paired with a mentor, and together each team designed a project focused on a specific maternal health challenge. The Young Champions had the opportunity to deal first-hand with the challenges of devising new solutions and implementing them in low-resource settings.
Recent posts from the Young Champions blog
I had the privilege of being at the 2013 World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany. For this year’s WHS, the participants were keen on bridging the gap between health and development. This knot affects every part of health including maternal health. It … Continue reading →
Maternal Health Young Champions fellowship has really given me an edge to understand many thing going on in the field of Maternal health. You know when you think about the activities of the Traditional Birth Attendants, how confident they … Continue reading →
After a large and rainy Saturday night of waiting to be served in a special care center Manuela didn´t know what was going on with her. She didn´t know that her baby was death, she didn´t realize that her life … Continue reading →
“In this context, it is not only culture that is limiting access to facility delivery but the basic amenities that are inadequate.” In many developing countries, the preference for home birth is still causing a lot … Continue reading →
Its great thing to be part of this day as Nigeria my great country turned 53. I will love to celebrate my country here by encouraging you all to celebrate with us by singing the National Anthem and … Continue reading →