Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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March 26, 2015
Newborn News

Previously, the procurement and supply of the kits had largely depended on donors and had not been adequate or consistent, leading to severe shortages at Health Centres III and IV.

March 19, 2015
Newborn News

These documents are being provided to facilitate standardized terminology, consent, collection, processing and storage across biobanks and research studies.

March 17, 2015
Newborn News

In hospitals like Zeweditu in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, incubators are rare. And when they are available, the electricity supply isn’t reliable enough to keep them running.

March 17, 2015
Newborn News

The First Embrace, a regional launch in 37 countries, says Dr. Silvestre, is taking off from the Philippine experience of changing the way we care for our babies, especially immediately after birth, as well as changing our practices for mothers.

March 17, 2015
Newborn News

"These are the most cost-effective health interventions," said Jhalani, the supervisor of the project, named 'Kilkari,' or "Baby's Gurgle", which will tailor its recorded messages to individual stages of pregnancy or the age of a newborn.

March 15, 2015
Newborn News

Women and girls who are able to plan their births and stay healthy are better able to complete their education, participate more fully and productively in the labour force, accumulate higher household savings, and raise healthier and better educated children.

March 13, 2015
Newborn News

For women in particular, part of being safe during disasters — natural or otherwise — means ensuring safe birth, safety from unintended pregnancy, and safety from violence.

March 11, 2015
Newborn News

There is an effort underway to replace the anachronistic 1950s definition of fetal death with a more modern one to distinguish between the timing of stillbirth and that of fetal death, which is clinically more significant.

March 10, 2015
Newborn News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said preventable deaths of women and children could be ended “within a generation,” with political commitment an increase in innovative financing and strong partnership.

March 10, 2015
Newborn News

New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.