We Need a Ray of Hope for Newborns in Punjab

According to the Pakistan Demographic Health Survey of 2012-13, 38 percent of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is less than one month. Yet neonatal deaths could be reduced by 22 percent by ensuring early initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of...

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Teaching, Partnering, and Making a Difference to Help Babies Breathe

I met Rahma shortly after my arrival in Tanzania, joined by three colleagues as visiting faculty at a teaching hospital where we’d spend the next year together. We met at the cafeteria, all attempting to find shade under the canopy from the hot, Dar-es-Salaam sun. The four of us would...

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Telling Our Story: Midwives and the Things They Carry

Originally published by MCSP on Medium This International Day of the Midwife, we’re celebrating those creating healthy communities and saving lives across the globe. Come with us — from Bangladesh to Guinea — as we peek inside midwives’ bags on a typical day. In addition to their delivery bags, midwives “carry” many other invaluable tools...

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