Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
Competent, compassionate care during labour and delivery is good for the dignity of mothers-to-be – and for their chance of survival.
Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.
Mothers battling depression may need help forming the early crucial bonds that will affect children's relationships throughout their lives.