Telling your story: Preterm Hafsa Gets Kangaroo Mother Care

Nurunnahar’s first daughter was 11 when she became pregnant for the second time. She was having her antenatal check-up done by a doctor at a nearby private clinic. When her gestational age entered 34th week Nurunnahar went into labor pain. There wasn’t any government health facility around her home at...

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Kangaroo Mother Care: Pathways to Sustainability

72 participants from countries all around the world, arrived at the Kangaroo Mother Care workshop in South Africa which was held between March 11 - 13th, representing countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, Ghana, Iran, Malawi, Namibia, Sweden, South Africa and the United States. The objective of the workshop was to...

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Strengthening Health Systems for 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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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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