To work closely with the MAA Campaigns and Media Team and to oversee the functional and aesthetic design of MAA’s website
Currently, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for approximately 71% of deaths worldwide. NCDs are diseases that are chronic disorders such as diabetes, cancers and respiratory conditions like asthma. They are often resultant of a mix of both genetic and environmental factors.
Dare to challenge yourself to complete not one, but three hikes after a year in lockdown! As part of our not one, not two, but Three Hikes for One Maa challenge, We’re giving you the opportunity to support the work we’ve been doing at our OneMaa Clinic. Help us continue to provide life saving services, all while enjoying the incredible views around the UK.
The aspiration to end all forms of malnutrition is a critical message in the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. We are seeing a rising political commitment to this goal in increased participation from lower/middle income countries, donor funding and civil society.
It is no secret that there is a critical shortage of health care workers worldwide. A critical shortage is defined as a country with a density of less than 2.3 health care providers (e.g. doctors, nurses and midwives) per 1000 population. Bangladesh is one of 57 countries that fall under this category with an estimated 3.05 physicians and 1.07 nurses per 10,000 population. In fact, the WHO estimates that by 2030, there will be a projected shortfall of 18 million workers and unsurprisingly, most of these shortages will be found in low and middle income countries.
The Maternal Aid Association (MAA) has devised a primary healthcare model to revolutionise maternal healthcare in rural Bangladesh.
In the pilot of the Maa Hub-spokes (HS) model, Health Brigade Members (HBMs) will be deployed to fulfil the role of a currently absent community health worker (CHW) population in Moulvibazar.
Women’s groups are one such participatory community-based intervention, and they have been used as a tool to educate and empower communities in rural areas to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes.
As part of the Maa Hub-spokes (HS) model, specialised doctors will be working in the Maa clinic to deliver comprehensive antenatal care to high-risk mothers. This report outlines the purpose of the Maa clinic and the responsibilities of the specialised doctors.
The Millenium Development Goals (MDG), set by the United Nations in 2000, put emphasis on reducing maternal mortality worldwide by 2015.