The Maternal Health Task Force currently has three interactive (and fast growing!) maternal health maps; maternal health knowledge hubs, MPH programs that offer a concentration/focus on maternal health, and maternal health organizations. As part of my role at the MHTF, I am working to spread the word about these maps and further populate them so that they can serve as useful resources for maternal health professionals and students around the world. See below for a recent blog post on the MHTF Blog with info on how to put your organization or school of public health or medicine on the maps!
“Using geographic maps provides a global view of where maternal health activity is occurring and helps the community to understand where gaps exist. So far, we have three interactive maps on our site containing information that we hope will be useful in your work or studies; maternal health knowledge hubs, MPH programs that offer a concentration/focus on maternal health, and maternal health organizations.
At the upcoming Women Deliver conference in Washington D.C. (June 7-9), we will be engaging conference participants in our mapping activities and encouraging them to put their organization or school on the map! If you are attending Women Deliver, please visit our table in the Registration Hall to map your organization or school and to see a demo of how our mapping system works.
Putting your organization on our maternal health map will help to build a growing interconnected community of maternal health organizations. It will link the important work of your organization or school with the work of maternal health organizations and schools around the globe.
Also, be sure to check out Maternova’s maternal health mapping activities! Maternova is working to map clinics and hospitals with maternal health services around the globe.
“We aim to host a global map of maternal health clinics using crowdsourcing to create an unprecedented resource and exchange mechanism for millions of frontline professionals.”
Click here to visit the Maternova maternal health map–and learn more about the initiative.