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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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International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award 2016 – Nguyen Thi Minh Hong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2saEL51oUtI&feature=youtu.be In Vietnam, over half of all under-5 child deaths take place in the first month of life resulting in nearly 18,000 deaths every year. An additional 860 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth and another 16,000 babies are stillborn. In order to improve maternal and newborn care...

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International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award 2016 – Adeyemo Abass Kola

Nigeria has one of the highest numbers of newborn and maternal deaths globally. Every day, over 1,500 babies (newborns or stillbirths) die and nearly 160 women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Most of these deaths are from preventable conditions notably preterm birth complications, intrapartum related events, and infection.1...

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COINN 2016 special: Q&A with Nguyen Thi Minh Hong

Nguyen Thi Minh Hong is a winner of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award 2016, for her dedicated work for newborns in the rural district of Tram Tau in northern Vietnam. To improve maternal and newborn care in Vietnam, there is an urgent need to target rural districts, where resources...

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COINN 2016 special: Q&A with Adeyemo Abass Kola

Adeyemo Abass Kola is a winner of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award 2016, for his work for newborns in Nigeria’s Zamfara state. As a nurse in a Doctors without Borders hospital, Kola treats newborns suffering from lead poisoning, birth asphyxia, hypothermia, malnutrition, and infections. Despite the challenges, Kola is...

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