2.6 million Reasons to invest in stillbirth estimates

This piece was originally published on MamaYe. 2.6 million babies worldwide are stillborn each year. The majority of these deaths are preventable. Reducing stillbirths presents a solid case for economic investment with as much as a 10 to 25 times return on investment in economic and social benefits. Yet this...

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The time is now to bring stillbirth out of the shadows

Stillbirth isn’t as uncommon as we are led to believe. Unbeknownst to many, 25,000 babies are born still every year in the United States—more than deaths resulting from SIDS and congenital anomalies combined (that is approximately 2,000 babies dying each month). Even with numbers like these, stillbirth remains one of...

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Strengthening Health Systems Maternity Care

Photo: A Bangladeshi mother caring for her infant A heavily pregnant woman, Tasnim, from a small town in the southwestern part of Bangladesh arrived at a district hospital only to find out that she needed to share a bed with another delivering woman. As with expecting mothers everywhere, Tasnim only hoped...

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