African continent has made the highest progress during MDG era on reducing under five child deaths. However, there are more than a million newborn babies dying every year . The largest numbers of these preventable deaths are due to prematurity related complications which can be managed effectively by Kangaroo Mother...Read More
Preterm Birth/Low Birth Weight Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions: Family Member Engagement During Inpatient Newborn Care
On June 13, 2018, the USAID-funded Every Preemie—SCALE project convened the fifth meeting of the PTB/LBW Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions (PTB TWG-ICS). This meeting focused on family member engagement during inpatient newborn care and included presentations and participation from a wide range of clinical and...Read More
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Betsy McCallon, CEO, White Ribbon Alliance. Respectful maternity care (RMC) is a human right and an integral component of comprehensive health services. Components of RMC include...Read More
Can a Human Centered Design Approach to Group Antenatal Care Improve Women’s Pregnancy and Birth Experiences?
“For the first three months, the baby is just blood. There’s nothing there to take care of,” said one Kenyan father-to-be in Kakamega County, Western Kenya, where we were meeting with communities and health care providers to learn about their attitudes toward women’s health, pregnancy, and care at health facilities....Read More
Ram Bai, 27, is a mother of five from southeast Pakistan. Although she delivered her children safely, she nearly lost one child to an umbilical cord infection – an infection that could have been prevented. Life in Yousfani Farm, where she lives and farms with her children and husband, Kirshan,...Read More