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The Lancet Maternal Health Series – now on YouTube!

We are very pleased to announce that a new series of videos to support The Lancet Maternal Health Series is now available. The videos feature women from India, Nigeria, and Sweden sharing their experiences of childbirth. They bring to life many themes of the Series, including over-intervention, respect and dignity in maternity care, and barriers to […]

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Asia Regional Launch at the HRiC Conference in Mumbai, India

On Friday 3rd February 2017, The Lancet Maternal Health Series will have its Asia Regional Launch at the Human Rights in Childbirth (HRiC) Global Conference in Mumbai, India. For more information about the HRiC Conference, please visit

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What next? Putting The Lancet Maternal Health Series into action

In September 2016 The Lancet released a new Maternal Health Series that focuses on maternal wellbeing and survival as keys to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Now that the series has been launched, what does it mean for implementing partners? What implications does the series have for quality of maternal health care, access to services, […]

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Every woman, every newborn, everywhere: London Launch of The Lancet Maternal Health Series

“Every woman, every newborn, everywhere has the right to good quality care.” This is the guiding message of the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series—the first such series in a decade of change. The Series shines a light on the causes, trends, and prospects for maternal health in the current era of rapid demographic, epidemiological, and […]

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The Lancet Maternal Health Series Global Launch

The past quarter century has delivered progress for some women and their newborns. At the same time, some countries and groups of women saw little or no progress despite significant global attention to maternal survival. The burden of poor maternal health—mortality and severe morbidity—is concentrated among poor and vulnerable populations, including refugees and those affected […]

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