World Refugee Day: Accelerating Progress for Every Newborn

The day of birth is the riskiest for women and their babies, with nearly half of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths taking place during this period. Many of these deaths are preventable, even in humanitarian settings, where nearly half of these deaths occur. Participants at the Women Deliver conference,...

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Training nurses for improved neonatal care in Haiti

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Alka Dev In 1804, Haiti defeated its French colonizers to become the first Black nation to gain independence due to a large and successful slave rebellion. While the country was free to promote human rights, universal citizenship, and participation...

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When advocacy works: The case of the Australian Stillbirth Senate Inquiry

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Danielle Pollock “The best partnerships aren't dependent on a mere common goal but a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.” Sarah MacLean   As a bereaved parent and stillbirth researcher, I believe that the...

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Skill-building on Perinatal Death Reviews: A Facilitator Guide and resources

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Dr. Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel Every Newborn Action Plan 2014, called for “Counting Every Newborn” by investing in birth and death registration coverage and quality, promoting recording of every birth, live or stillbirth, and recording stillbirths and neonatal deaths and...

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