Kristyn Durie

  1. Maternal and Child Health
    Promoting safe birth in remote areas of Laos

    By Kristyn Zalota, founder, CleanBirth.org In my last post, I wrote about the challenges mothers in rural areas face accessing…

  2. Maternal and Child Health
    MDG 5: Moms still need our help, especially in rural areas

    By Kristyn Zalota, Founder of CleanBirth.org As we approach the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, it is clear…

  3. Health
    Chewed Rice, not Exclusive Breastfeeding in Laos

    In villages in southern Laos, breastfeeding mothers are as ubiquitous as thatched roofs and playing children. In my time among…

  4. Maternal and Child Health
    Give & Take: Working with Local Nurses to Make Birth Safer in Laos

    Written by Kristyn Zalota, Founder, CleanBirth.org In my first Girls’ Globe post, I wrote of Laos’ high rates of infant…

  5. Health
    Laos: Midwives Wanted

    Around 60% of mothers in Laos give birth without any trained attendant. That rate is closer to 80% in remote…

  6. Health
    Carol Perks: My Maternal Health Hero

    Post by ​Kristyn Zalota, Founder Cleanbirth.org I want to tell you about Carol Perks, an Australian nurse who has transformed maternal…