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World Mental Health Report.

The World Health Organization releases its World Mental Health Report. Mental health is critically important to everyone, everywhere. We at Maternal Health Matter especially know how important it is to pregnant women. The Report highlights the need to empower people to have control over their life and health care, by instilling personal dignity, value and

Global Day of Parents

A day to honour parents and their commitment to children worldwide. Global Day of Parents is a United Nations observance that is celebrated on June 1 each year. Parents are among the most important people in the lives of children. Parents include mothers and fathers, as well as other caregivers who act as parents. From

International Nurses Day

The invaluable role of nurses Each year on 12 May, we celebrate International Nurses’ Day and reflect on the invaluable role of nurses in our health care system from the very beginning of life to the very end. Nurses are caregivers, role models, educators, mentors, and advocates and directly impact the health and well-being of

Maternal Decisions

Women’s rights to refuse recommended care All competent adults have the right to refuse treatment. A woman’s pregnancy status does not impact on her right to self-determination however uncomfortable and conflicted this may make others feel.  Autonomy is essential for respectful maternity care. Queensland Health have developed a policy that recognises women’s rights to refuse

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