Members of a mother-to-mother support group in Kenya. (Courtesy of George Ndagu)

The breast and beyond: Improving feeding practices in Kenya

Originally published on MCSP. In Kenya, this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme is intimately understood: “Breastfeeding – a key to sustainable development.” Sixty-one percent of Kenyan children less than six months of age are exclusively breastfed. And while many families have received the message that breastfeeding — if done within...

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Abayanesu, 22, with her one-month-old newborn daughter in Black_161859

The Evidence for Breastfeeding and Thermal Care: Key Elements of Essential Newborn Care

 By Stephen Hodgins, MD Senior technical advisor, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children  Breastfeeding and thermal care are particularly potent determinants of newborn survival. Yet both have received disproportionately little program attention. Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program has published a pair of evidence briefs on early initiation of breastfeeding...

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Ministry of Health representatives (left to right) Dr. Philip Koroma, Sierra Leone; Eneles Kachule, Malawi; Dr. Lisanu Taddesse, Ethiopia; Dr. Bose Adeniran, Nigeria; Dr. Laetitia Mavinga, DRC; and Dr. Jesca Sabiiti, Uganda participate in the UNCoLSC ACS Technical Working Group on June 14, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Every Preemie—SCALE launches multi-country report on antenatal corticosteroid policy and implementation

In June 2016, the USAID-funded Every Preemie—SCALE project, a consortium of Project Concern International (PCI), Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), finalized and launched Antenatal Corticosteroids for Women at Risk of Imminent Preterm Birth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia,...

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