Respectful Maternity Care

RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE Respectful maternity care (RMC) is a universal human right that is due to every childbearing woman in every health system. Women’s experiences with maternity caregivers can empower and comfort them, or inflict lasting damage and emotional trauma. While many interventions aim to improve access to skilled birth care, the quality of relationships … Continue reading Respectful Maternity Care

SDGs Matter

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality  and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation … Continue reading SDGs Matter

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and fix climate change. We each have a role to play if we’re going to achieve these goals of a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable world. 17 … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals

Momentum for Maternal Newborn Health

VBI and Maternal Health Through our Community Birth Advocacy and Doula Trainings, VBI is committed to following the roadmap for maternal newborn health as outlined by the Global Maternal Newborn Health 2015 Conference and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe in treating people with compassion and respect, sharing success in maternal newborn health, and supporting all providers of … Continue reading Momentum for Maternal Newborn Health