Adoption of prophylactic progestin treatment was associated with a decreased odds of recurrent preterm birth before 37 or 35 weeks of gestation after adoption of an aggressive program to facilitate early initiation of progestin treatment.
Before the midwifery-led model of maternity care can be introduced in the Gaza Strip, midwives need to be given additional training so that they can focus on their core responsibility.
Recent assessment of global statistics suggests that despite major gains, among the 75 so-called Countdown countries that have 98% of all maternal deaths and deaths among children younger than 5 years of age, only 17 are on track to reach the MDG 4 target for child mortality.
Chlorhexidine Technical Brief: Umbilical Cord Cleansing Saves Newborn Lives - French language version.
Download the most recent maternal, newborn and child health data by country (most recent year to 2012 with some trend data included)
The report has four key messages, each accompanied by opportunities for action by national governments of low-income and middle-income countries and by the international community.
The Global Investment Framework (GIF) builds on previous investment frameworks by estimating the effects of investment on RMNCH across the continuum of care, including family planning, stillbirths and newborn health.
It highlights new developments, the conceptual framework, packages of interventions for which health outcomes can be modeled and how these can be used to guide countries.
Paper on how to identify maternal and antenatal factors associated with stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Bangladesh.
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