Increasing newborn babies’ chances of survival

In Pakistan, one baby in every 22 dies during its first month of life. This is the world’s highest rate of newborn mortality and a distressing statistic to which stillborn babies must be added. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides maternal and child healthcare services in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near...

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Acting on the Call: Everyone Needs to Play Their Part Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation

Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation This article was originally published on the Health Policy Plus Viewpoints blog. This past August, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ministers of health from 26 countries[1] took a major leap forward when they signed a ministerial declaration committing to end Preventable Maternal,...

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2017 International Midwifery Award Winner: Amina Sultani

I work in the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health as a midwifery specialist. Until I joined, there weren’t any midwives at the ministerial level. I also work with the Kabul Medical University, where in 2014 we started a bachelor’s program for midwifery. Before that there was only a diploma program....

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