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Maternal Mortality

As part of its multi-year survey of critical issues at the intersection of religion and development supported by the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs, the Berkley Center is holding events and developing publications and web resources focused on maternal mortality, the Millennium Development Goal lagging farthest behind. In partnership with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center has prepared a background report exploring the activities of faith communities, leaders, and organizations in addressing maternal mortality. A meeting on June 15, 2011 with leaders in the sector examined the cultural and socioeconomic traditions underpinning maternal mortality, as well as the potential for collaboration between faith communities and medical and development professionals in implementing successful interventions.

Publication

Reducing Maternal Mortality: Actual and Potential Roles for Faith-linked Institutions and Communities

Reducing Maternal Mortality: Actual and Potential Roles for Faith-linked Institutions and Communities

2011
This report reviews the work of faith-inspired leaders, communities, and organizations in worldwide efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Maternal mortality rates represent one of the most extreme cases of inequality in public health worldwide, but decades of global action have failed to remedy...

"Faith and Maternal Mortality" Meeting Report

2011
On June 15, 2011, the WFDD and Berkley Center hosted a consultation exploring the faith dimensions of maternal mortality to better understand the actions and experiences of religious institutions and leaders in the sector. Building off a recent WFDD draft report on the topic, the discussion...

Event

Consultation on Maternal Mortality

Consultation on Maternal Mortality

June 15, 2011
Faith-inspired organizations worldwide are important healthcare providers, so maternal mortality is well-suited for collaboration between faith communities and medical and development professionals. This meeting explored the faith dimensions of maternal mortality to better understand the actions...

Interviews

A Discussion with Rabia Mathai, Senior Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Catholic Medical Missions Board (CMMB)

A Discussion with Rabia Mathai, Senior Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Catholic Medical Missions Board (CMMB)

September 20, 2011
Background: Rabia Mathai participated in the January, 2011 BRAC/Berkley Center/WFDD consultation on South and Central Asia, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and this exchange was initially in that regional context. The discussion, however, extended beyond to a wide range of other issues, notably HIV and...

A Discussion with Musimbi Kanyoro, CEO and President of the Global Fund for Women

June 20, 2011
Background: Musimbi Kanyoro and Katherine Marshall spoke by telephone on June 20, 2011, following up by email. The context was the Berkley Center and WFDD exploration of faith dimensions of global efforts to address maternal mortality. Dr. Kanyoro brings a rare combination of rigorous experience...

A Discussion with Tom Dannan, Executive Director, John Dau Foundation

June 16, 2011
Background: In an interview conducted on June 16, 2011 between Tom Dannan, Executive Director of the John Dau Foundation, and Anny Gaul, of the Berkley Center, Dannan recounts the origins and operations of the John Dau Foundation clinic in Southern Sudan and focuses on their work with traditional...

A Discussion with Sonya Funna, Senior Technical Advisor for Health, ADRA International

June 8, 2011
Background: This interview was conducted on June 8, 2011 as part of the Berkley Center’s exploration of the faith dimensions of maternal mortality. Anny Gaul sat down with Sonya Funna at the headquarters of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Silver Spring, Maryland, to discuss ADRA’s...

A Discussion with Ray Caggiano, Bob Blees, and John Barnshaw III, SIM

May 11, 2011
Background: This conversation between Ray Caggiano (SIM Special Projects Manager), Bob Blees (SIM Medical Advocate), John Barnshaw III (SIM Health Advocate), and Anny Gaul (Berkley Center) took place on May 11, 2011 in Charlotte, NC, at SIM’s U.S. headquarters. The interview was conducted as...

A Discussion with Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA

November 24, 2010
Background: Thoraya Obaid and Katherine Marshall sat down to reflect on Dr. Obaid's engagement with faith actors during a UN staff workshop in Turin, Italy in November 2010. In addition to discussing the upcoming stages of her career, after she leaves UNFPA in December 2010, the conversation...

A Discussion with Frank Dimmock about his Work in Africa in Christian Health Ministry

A Discussion with Frank Dimmock about his Work in Africa in Christian Health Ministry

August 31, 2009
Background: Frank Dimmock is a health consultant focused on Southern and East Africa, working, currently from Lesotho, with the Christian Health Association. With an MPH degree in epidemiology and tropical medicine, he has directed his work towards health issues and vulnerable children. In this...

A Discussion with Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann, Founder, Pastoral Criança, Brazil

January 24, 2009
Background: Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann, the founder and president of Pastoral da Criança, died in the Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010. This January 2009 exchange with Katherine Marshall focused on her work and inspiration, and on her broad concept of peace and priorities. A pediatric and...

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Maternal Mortality