Global bereavement care- towards consensus

Stillbirths occur too often, with an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths worldwide in 2015, leaving a lasting and a profound impact on women, families, communities, and healthcare workers.   Sadly, however, the care received by women and their families at this time is often deficient and inconsistent. Recognising this, the 2016 Lancet...

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Have you got data on follow-up of children after Group B Streptococcus infection?

What data do we have regarding GBS? Group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is a leading cause of infant sepsis and meningitis. First systematic estimates of the worldwide GBS burden (presented in a recent publication series in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2017 Vol 65) have identified priority data gaps. Such gaps...

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Low Cost and Lifesaving: Kangaroo Mother Care Proves Its Worth in Pakistan

For Reshman Khatoon, getting professional medical treatment is a luxury. A 25-year-old stay-at-home mother from a small village in Khairpur District, Pakistan, she and her three children live off her husband’s meager daily wages. Although he works long, hard hours, the money he earns is barely enough to support them....

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Tackling Tanzania’s Premature Infant Mortality

The following typical anecdote served as the urgent impetus to develop a strategy to reduce premature infant mortality in Tanzania, a low resource country. Rounding in a newborn intensive care area where babies are not routinely monitored (see Picture 1), the care team came upon a 30 week premature infant...

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