Faith Based Organizations Working in Maternal and Child Health Print
  • Reducing Maternal Mortality: Roles for Faith-Linked Institutions and Communities | 2013 | World Faiths Development Dialogue | Katherine Marshall | This brief draws on the 2011 review of faith and maternal health conducted by the Georgetown University Berkley Center/World Faiths Development Dialogue. There is untapped potential for better partnerships between religious institutions and their leaders to contribute more directly to global and national efforts of address shockingly high levels of maternal mortality in the poorest countries. Impediments to progress in this area are poor knowledge about actual and potential work of faith-inspired organizations in health, poor coordination of programs, and mistrust fueled by preconceptions that arise in part from polarized positions on reproductive health and gender equity. | View the Brief View the Full Report

  • Resolution of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church on Reproductive Health, Safe Motherhood & Gender | 2013 | This resolution by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church commits to strongly encouraging behaviors that will improve maternal and child health, such as using health centers, avoiding early marriage, breastfeeding, faithfulness in marriage, gender equity, and more.  

  • The role of faith-based organizations in maternal and newborn health care in Africa | 2011 | International Journal of Gynecology & Obsetetrics. | Global disparities in maternal and newborn health represent one of the starkest health inequities of our times. Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have historically played an important role in providing maternal/newborn health services in African countries. However, the contribution of FBOs in service delivery in insufficiently recognized and mapped. 

 

 

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