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An Interview with Jada Shirriel, CEO of Healthy Start Pittsburgh

Over the summer, the WHAMglobal interns had the opportunity to interview a number of women's health leaders in the community in order to learn more about the assets available to pregnant women in Allegheny County. This blog by summer intern Janelle DeBaldo highlights the learnings from their interview with Jada Shirriel, CEO of Healthy Start Pittsb...
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"No Woman, No Cry" Film: A Look at Global Maternal Mortality

"No Woman, No Cry" was a thought provoking and inspiring film to watch as our team continues to work toward reducing maternal mortality.  This past week, WHAMglobal hosted a lunchtime documentary screening of the film "No Woman, No Cry." The documentary is directed by Christy Turlington who became an activist for safe childbirth and maternal h...
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WHAMglobal Team Member and Women's Health Activist Hanifa Nakiryowa Featured in PittWire

WHAMglobal team member Hanifa Nakiryowa was recently featured in a Pittwire article , highlighting her work as an activist for human rights and acid attack survivors. Hanifa is the founder of the Kampala-based Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV). Hanifa is an acid attack survivor who has used her voice to adv...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation to Provide a $600k Grant Develop a Women's Health Research & Policy Center

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation announced today that it will provide a $600,000 grant to develop a Women's Health Research & Policy Center at RAND, in partnership with the Magee-Womens Research Institute. This grant is a part of the WHAMglobal initiative at JHF. WHAMglobal's current policy priorities focus on reducing the rate of maternal mort...
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Global Health Activist Hanifa Nakiryowa Shares Story, Inspires

Hanifa Nakiryowa, MID, has inspired and activated health advocates around the world. The JHF Global Health Associate has strengthened services and supports for acid attack survivors, strived to prevent such violence in the first place, and now advances WHAMglobal's mission of reducing maternal mortality and supporting mothers through the entirety o...
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Women of Impact Recognized among Nation's Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

​Modern Healthcare recently released its annual list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in the U.S. The exclusive list, compiled through a rigorous selection process, recognizes physicians in all healthcare sectors who are guiding their organizations through rapidly changing conditions while demonstrating leadership, innova...
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WHAMglobal Shares Insights on Australia’s Maternal Health System, Charts Next Steps

On June 26, the WHAMglobal team - and several of the national leaders in women's health, healthcare delivery, finance, and policy who also participated in the trip - shared their insights on the Australia excursion during a Health Careers Futures Board meeting. WHAMglobal also previewed how it plans to advance research, policy, and advocacy around ...
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Why are Moms Healthier in Australia? WHAMglobal Investigates

Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) is committed to identifying the root causes of maternal mortality and supporting mothers and families through the entirety of their care. When it comes to improving maternal health outcomes, Australia provides ample inspiration.  Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) is commit...
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Grant Update: Latino Community Center

In June 2017, the Latino Community Center won the WHAMglobal Pittsburgh's Big Idea Challenge. Since then, the Latino Community Center has been working to improve the health of Latina moms in Pittsburgh through education and prenatal classes. On Saturday, May 19 th , the Latino Community Center's Maternal Health Group hosted their first ever Breastf...
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Integrating Global Best Practices in Establishing Pennsylvania’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Mothers are dying at higher rates in the United States than any other developed nation. As healthcare systems scramble to address the growing spotlight on maternal mortality and morbidity, accurate data is a critical first step. Last month, Pennsylvania took this significant first step forward in fighting the unsettling growing maternal mortality r...
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