Open Access Journals
There are several reputable scientific journals that have made all of their research content available for free to the public. Here is a list of the highest impact open-access journals for women and children’s health.
This journal publishes articles biannually on the clinical practice of pediatrics and child health.
From respected open-access publisher, BioMed Central, this niche journal publishes the latest medical findings tied to the benefits of breastfeeding children.
This well established open-access publisher produces this monthly journal for important research on the health of children and adolescents.
Through collaboration with one of the most successful open access publishers, Harvard University compiles this collection of key research and data for maternal health each year.
The Lancet is one of the most reputable medical research journals in the world. The publisher’s global health edition is completely open-access and regularly publishes high-impact research relevant to women and children in the developing world.
This respectable journal prints multidisciplinary research each month related to all aspects of sexual and reproductive health.
Medical science has helped millions of women and children around the world lead healthier lives, but there is still much to be discovered. Stay on top of the latest in maternal health and child development with free course materials from the world’s best universities.
With reading lists, as well as visual and audio lecture materials, this course examines the early years of child health, including social, physical, and cognitive development.
For those interested in the biology of human reproduction, this course looks at the whole process from a woman’s first menstrual cycle to menopause and everything in between.
The teenage mind is a mystery to many, but for public health professionals understanding that mind is crucial. This collections of readings, notes, and audio lectures from numerous guest speakers examines prominent health concerns for teens around the globe.
This courseware offers a rich collection of lecture notes and readings for anyone interested or involved in family planning approaches in the developing world.
Infant mortality rates vary dramatically by country and are often far too high. These free readings and presentations examine contemporary policies and approaches to addressing this issue.
Through fascinating readings and lecture notes, these free course materials investigate the cognitive science to discover how infants learn language, morality, and more.
How children’s brains develop is of the utmost importance to parents and pediatric professionals, but it is still not completely understood. These free slides will take you through the major theories.
Guaranteeing the health of mothers and their children is an essential concern for society. These organizations specialize in uncovering the best science can offer for women and children around the world.
Along with the American Pediatric Society, this organization encourages pediatric research at American universities through awards, scholarships, and educational programs.
One of the 27 institutes that make up the U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health, this organization provides funding for research into pregnancy and developmental disabilities in children.
A leading nonprofit research organization, RAND conducts research on improving healthcare for women and children in the developing world.
The Centers for Disease control gather and analyze statistics related to material health and childhood development around the world, in addition to supporting promising research.
The United State Department of Health and Human Services grants funding to promising research each year aiming at tackling childhood diseases and health disparities between different youth demographics.
Thousands of public health professionals work to ensure healthy and rewarding lives for women and their children. These are the leading associations and societies for said professionals.
With local chapters across the country, this organization unites nurses caring for newborns and new mothers through educational opportunities, research, and advocacy.
This broad professional organization brings together reproductive health specialists from across disciplines for networking, education, and public advocacy.
For nurses who work with children, this organization provides continuing education, research opportunities, and advocacy for its 7,500 members through 48 local chapters.
With a membership of around 62,000 primary care pediatricians, the AAP advocates, conducts research, publishes journals, and provides numerous other benefits for its members.
An association of nurse practitioners focusing on women’s health. The organization hosts courses, conferences, and publishes a monthly journal and newsletter.
Through policy advocacy and numerous professional benefits, member physicians of ACOG work to ensure quality healthcare for mothers and all women.
Public Awareness Organizations
The developing world is where women and children face the greatest dangers to their health. Over 300,000 women die in childbirth each year and nearly 6 million babies are stillborn or don’t live beyond a month. These private charities and organizations intend to do something about it.
The World Health Organization works with local groups around the world to improve the health of small children and adolescents and promote women’s health and rights.
Launched in 2010 by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon with an initial budget of over $40 billion, this initiative aims to save millions of women and children in the developing world and prevent developmental disabilities and unwanted pregnancies.
One of the largest private charities in the world, founded by the world’s richest person. The foundation focuses on providing low-cost, effective treatments to women around the world to reduce infant and maternal mortality at childbirth.
An independent nonprofit organization, Population Action International advocates contraception and birth control for women as keys to reducing poverty, disease, and environmental degradation around the world.
The UN Population Fund works with local organizations around the world to provide family planning and reproductive health services, in addition to combating violence against women.