Stillbirth: Giving voice to the silence

Giving birth to a still, silent child is surely one of the greatest tragedies to befall a woman, causing unimaginable grief and pain. For far too long such losses have gone uncounted and largely unnoticed by the Global Health Community. There was no mention at all of stillbirth in the

Brain-drain and the post-2015 health agenda

Health has been a major focus of the international development agenda under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since their inception. While the MDGs were important rallying points to focus efforts in key health areas such as tackling communicable diseases and maternal and child mortality, there are many factors that hindered

MDG5: Is the cup half full or half empty?

In the dying embers of 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) yield to the new and yet more ambitious Sustainable Development Goals it seems fitting to pause and ponder the cup of maternal mortality and reflect on the achievements and shortcomings of MDG 5. This target, set in 2000,