Join more than 3000 child health professionals in 140 countries for a global discussion on the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries

Each year 2.7 million newborns die; 98% of these deaths in low and middle income countries and more than 80% are small, with preterm infants being most at risk. High levels of facility delivers globally means that more newborn deaths are occurring within hospitals. Yet over two-thirds of these deaths...

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Forgetting to wash your hands can cost lives

Originally published on WHO When Bandana Das, a midwife in India, washes her hands it is not simply routine, it is a critical step in reducing infection and saving the lives of mothers and newborns. "I have seen mothers discharged from the health facility and then come back to the...

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Stillbirth, Migration and Ethnicity: The Bells Toll for Thee

Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. -- John Donne Stillbirth, the death of a baby before birth, is one of the most devastating events in obstetrics. It profoundly affects women’s and their families’ wellbeing, while the stigma associated with it makes it an unspoken sorrow...

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My journey as a midwife

I was born and raised in a poor mountainous region of Tay Nguyen in Vietnam. The health care services for women and children at this place is still underdeveloped. The hospitals are miles away and most of the newborns and their mothers are taken care by the midwives. My mother...

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