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Helping Babies Breathe in Latin America

By Celina de Sola, co-founder and vice president of programs at Glasswing International “It was difficult,” describes Francisca Arania, a nurse in San Salvador. Last November, she was called to assist the home delivery of a 17-year-old mother who was turned away from the hospital when doctors told her she wasn’t...

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Bangladesh KMC 5 day old Omar with Mother Nipa and Nurse Konica

Life-Saving Intervention for Preterm Babies is Expanding in Bangladesh

By Sohrab Hussain, Save the Children Bangladesh Mossammat Nipa, age 18, gave birth to her first child, Omar, eight weeks early in Khoksha hospital in Bangladesh’s Kushtia district. Although he weighed just 1,740 grams (3.8 pounds), Omar’s doctors determined he was clinically stable. To help Omar get through the dangerous...

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HappyMomBaby

100,000 NeoNatalies Delivered

Celebrating NeoNatalie, and the role she has played in helping save lives We are proud to announce that the 100,000th NeoNatalie has been born! She has helped train health workers across the globe, from the labor rooms of Haydom Hospital in Tanzania to the skills labs in India. We are...

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Affordable respiratory support for newborns

Although many premature newborns in high-income countries receive respiratory support in the form of bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) therapy, the majority of newborns in low-resource settings do not have access to such therapy. Over the past six years, Hadleigh Health Technologies LLC has designed, developed, and is now...

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Count and review every birth and death to prevent future tragedies

It is easy to feel helpless in the face of stories of preventable deaths. The process of death review, or mortality audit, can tell a powerful story, in order to save lives. See related Comment in The Lancet The circumstances surrounding a stillbirth and neonatal and maternal death can be...

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