Invitation to Join a Community of Practice on PSBI

The Health Research Program at USAID and Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Project invite global experts and implementers to join our Community of Practice (CoP) focused on possible serious bacterial infections (PSBI) where referral is not feasible. Community of Practice (CoP) We define a CoP as...

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How Kangaroo Mother Care Has Improved Newborn Health Outcomes and Supported Moms in Kenya

Prematurity is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality in Kenya. Approximately 188,000 babies in Kenya are born too soon. Health workforce shortage, limited skills and lack of infrastructure including appropriate equipment, commodities and space* pose challenges to managing preterm births. Where equipment is available, it is often inadequate...

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Midwives on the Edge—Providing Essential Care in Crisis Settings

Across many settings, midwives are key players in the maternal health workforce. The Maternal Health Task Force’s Kayla McGowan recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sera Bonds, Founder/CEO of Circle of Health International, for her insight into successes, challenges and the role of midwifery in crisis settings. KM: Please describe...

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How can we improve the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries?: A summary of a global discussion on CHIFA: Part 2

A recent study on the measurement of service readiness for providing inpatient care of small and sick newborns puts the spotlight on improving monitoring systems, quality of care and investments in health systems scale-up to end preventable newborn death and disability, as discussed in Part 2 in a series of...

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