Activist breaks MNH barrier in Lagos

During the past 30 years, Monsurat Folake Ahmed-Ogundipe has worked as a Community Health Extension Worker, a nurse, and a midwife, before finally bagging a BSc in Nursing Education. Currently she works as a health education officer in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. As a health care educator,...

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We Can Manage Our Newborns and Discharge Them Alive

“We feel so proud and happy about what we have become. We manage our babies very well and discharge them alive. We no longer run after the doctors except when babies present with advanced complications,” says Sr Gorret Mukhaye, a registered midwife at Kiryandongo Hospital in the Kiryandongo District of...

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Commitment and action – for every newborn

Originally published on UNICEF Last year, close to one million babies died on their first day of life, and 2.7 million during their first 28 days. Almost half of all under-five deaths took place during this newborn period. And 2.6 million babies were stillborn. These first hours, days and weeks...

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Working Together to Ensure All Infants Receive Human Milk

A proven, cost-effective, and evidence-based solution already exists to prevent infant deaths. As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, it’s time to come together as a global health community to align our efforts and put the power of human milk to work.  Child health experts and health care workers know that...

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The New Wave of Breastfeeding Innovators

They are tech- and social media-savvy risk-takers, determined to find new solutions to a very modern problem: how to make breastfeeding compatible with the lives of busy working mothers in a world that assumes they have no care responsibilities. These innovators eschew the old fault lines – infant formula vs...

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