People & Power

Trump and the Ethics of Foreign Aid

What are the consequences of President Trump's decision to slash US aid to international NGOs that promote abortion?

Maternal health

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

In Tijuana, two women who call themselves 'frontier midwives' are supporting women neglected by the healthcare system.

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

Opinion

Revelations from the ridiculous

Or how in America no one dies from having no access to healthcare.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Maternal health

New drug can reduce maternal deaths 'by a third'

Trial of 20,000 women shows deaths from heavy bleeding after giving birth reduced by 30 percent with tranexamic acid.

REWIND

Behind America's Infant Mortality Crisis

Fault Lines investigates why, despite advanced prenatal care, so many infant lives are at risk in the US.

South Africa

Why South Africa's plan to boost breast-feeding fails

South Africa's low breast-feeding rates are of concern as infant mortality is increasing.

Why South Africa's plan to boost breast-feeding fails

Reporter's Notebook

India: How old is too old to have a baby?

A look at the growing phenomenon of elderly mothers in India and controversy surrounding the ethics of the country's booming IVF industry.

Syria's War

Two killed, babies wounded in strike on Idlib hospital

Two killed and several wounded in air strike on maternity hospital in rebel-held part of Idlib, says Save the Children.

The People’s Health

Thailand's Remote Lifesavers

What are the challenges facing young Thai doctors providing life-saving care to their country's rural population?

101 East

PNG's Bundles of Joy

We follow a medical team on Papua New Guinea's remote islands working to reduce the rate of deaths during childbirth.

Women Make Change

A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea's mothers

A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

Reporter's Notebook

Mexican mentally ill women 'coerced into sterilisation'

Recent study says 42 percent of women with psychosocial disabilities surveyed had been forcibly sterilised.

Lifelines

Between Life and Death

Why is Africa still the most dangerous place in the world for mothers and babies?

Lifelines

Piggybacking to success

How a small organisation seized on Coca-Cola's global reach to save the lives of children in Zambia

Piggybacking to success

Lifelines

Life and death in Malawi

A doctor and a filmmaker, husband and wife, set out to film how Malawi has improved maternal care

Life and death in Malawi