Non-communicable diseases and their impact on maternal health – is there more to the story and how can we combat the uprising?
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Non-communicable diseases and their impact on maternal health – is there more to the story and how can we combat the uprising?

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.

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3 Hikes for OneMaa

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.

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Maternal undernutrition: consequences and implications for practice

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.

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The crisis facing the maternal health workforce in Bangladesh

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.

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Specialised Doctors Report

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.

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