Scaling-up first-time and young parent access to postpartum family planning: Could small shifts change the game?

This article was originally published by Save the Children In many contexts, the youngest mothers (ages 15-24) are less likely than older mothers to use health services, including postpartum family planning (PPFP), for themselves and their children, increasing their vulnerability to rapid repeat pregnancy and poor health outcomes. At this...

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How Many Babies Is Too Many for a Single Neonatal Nurse?

By Karen Walker and Carole Kenner   Envisage this – you are a neonatal nurse and you go to work in a busy neonatal unit. Today, however, you are not in your own neonatal unit in your high-income country with ratios of approximately 1 nurse to 1 or 2 babies...

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Namibia: World Prematurity Day

By Gloria Siseho More than 500 people across the Oshana region gathered to celebrate the World Prematurity Day on 18 November in Namibia, a country where 54% of neonatal deaths are due to prematurity and low birth weight. The day was officiated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services...

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A big movement for small babies

Born Too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place Worldwide, about 15 million babies are born preterm every year.[1] That means approximately a baby out of 10 is a preterm baby and the numbers are rising. With the complications resulting from preterm birth being...

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30 years of maternal and newborn health research

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s MARCH Centre held a symposium to celebrate 30 years of maternal and newborn health (MNH) research at the School. Entitled the Questions Symposium, the event aimed to examine questions on the rationale, methods and impact of our past and present research, and...

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