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

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,

Why armed conflict is a threat to global health

In 1951, at the height of the Korean War, seven eminent doctors wrote to The Lancet medical journal in a call for disarmament. Their argument? Military spending was impacting upon healthcare provision in the UK, and doctors had a social responsibility to advocate against war. Some dismissed the letter out