Exclusive Breastmilk Feeding In a Challenging Situation

A Story of True Grit Salma, 33-year-old mother of two boys aged 6 and 8 years old, has had chronic kidney disease for the last two years. She was prescribed steroids and immunosuppressant therapy; she stopped on her own after some symptomatic improvement after she took them for only six...

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Making Stillbirths Visible in Mali

Strengthening Community-Based Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Systems Written by Ilana R. Siegal, MD, MA, Mamadou Berthé, PhD, and Modibo Soumaré, MD, from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group A 26-year-old woman arrived at an urban health center in Mali, West Africa, 40 weeks pregnant. A medical officer had referred her to the...

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Every Stillbirth Counts: Advanced Bereavement Care in Zambia

Written by Chowa Tembo Kasengele, MS, BSN, and Ilana R. Siegal, MD, MA from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group According to Zambia’s new Bereavement Training Guidelines, “don’t worry, God will give you another child” is not a reassuring phrase for expectant mothers coping with stillbirth; no parent can know God’s...

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