Ebola vaccine for pregnant women: One step closer but still more to go

This blog was originally published as an opinion piece in STAT here. In the midst of a deadly epidemic like Ebola, who should get an experimental vaccine that provides protection against the disease 97.5% of the time? The obvious candidates would be immediate contacts of people who developed Ebola, and...

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Les sages-femmes luttent contre les causes de la mortalité maternelle et infantile en République démocratique du Congo

Je suis devenue infirmière car ma grand-mère était infirmière, mes sœurs sont infirmières et l’une de mes tantes est infirmière. » a indiqué Neema Kitima, accoucheuse principale à l’hôpital Bahira de la ville de Bukavu en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Bien que 80% des naissances en RDC surviennent dans...

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Quality, not just quantity: antenatal care in LMICs

On the surface, health records with completed rows of four antenatal care (ANC) visits for each woman, show great success. Indicators on antenatal care coverage – at least one visit and at least four visits – focused efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals on increasing the number of ANC...

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