Improving quality for baby starts with the mother

Hospitals in Malawi continue to struggle with inadequate resources – staffing, space, and equipment – and the quality of care mothers and newborns receive suffers. Yet through trainings, ongoing mentorship and strategic planning, improvements are taking place at the Ntcheu District Hospital. The Maternity Ward Patron, Bema Mkatumula, said that...

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Uganda’s Beatrice Nyangoma: A Passion for Health Journalism

As the Busoga Bureau Chief for the Uganda Radio Network (URN), I have long had a passion for health journalism. In early 2015 I traveled with Save the Children to the Hoima Regional Referral Hospital to learn about its kangaroo mother care (KMC) program. Although I had written about KMC,...

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Every Preemie—SCALE Launches Do No Harm Technical Briefs to Improve the Safe and Effective Use of Key Inpatient Newborn Care Interventions

Complications due to preterm birth are the leading cause of child death globally. While 90 percent of extremely small newborns survive in high-resource settings, only ten percent survive in low-resource settings. The complexity of care, use of technology, limitations of staff and inadequate infrastructure, compounded by the underlying vulnerability of...

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