Maternal Health


CARE's Top 10 Tips for World Leaders Attending the London Summit on Family Planning

Gender equality cannot be achieved if women cannot control if and when they have children. As world leaders convene on July 11, 2012, for the family planning summit, CARE offers our Top 10 Tips on how to meet the family planning needs of women in the world’s poorest countries by 2020.  


The Princess of Safe Motherhood

Five years have passed, but the pain on Neneh Mansaray’s face tells more of the story than the monotone words that escape from her trembling lips. It is heartbreaking and uncomfortable to watch as she vividly remembers the struggles of her past. Taking notes seems insensitive.

CARE Moms Speak: Chef Asha Gomez

Do you think being a mother has impacted your need to get involved in work that “gives back?” 

Rehena Prevails

As a young girl, Rehena Begum was the brightest among her peers in school.

The Power of Choice

Rose Lesa Milembo of Nseluka village was 17 years old when she married her husband. Today, at age 33, she has seven children.

CARE Knows How to Convince Mothers-to-be in Peru to Seek Out Clinics with Pink Sheets

An intercultural approach to fighting poverty is complex. When dealing with indigenous people, it often goes beyond language to include a respect for local customs and traditions.

CARE Knows How to Prevent Gender-based Violence with Beads

The “bead game” was designed to address some of the pressure women in certain cultures feel to give birth to boy children, and reduce the stigma placed upon women who give birth to girls.

Child Survival in South Sudan: Martha’s Choice

Grappling with his breath on the hospital bed the tiny baby, one month old, is very sick. This is his second day at the Mankein Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) and Martha, his mother, is worried about the children she has left at home.