Syphilis diagnosis and treatment during antenatal care: the potential catalytic impact of the dual HIV and syphilis rapid diagnostic test

This post was originally published as a commentary in The Lancet Global Health here. An estimated 355 000 adverse pregnancy outcomes occur annually due to syphilis,1 two-thirds of which result in stillbirth or neonatal death.2WHO launched the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis initiative in 2014.3However, antenatal syphilis screening...

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Dissemination of Newborn Humanitarian Guide in Dadaab, Garissa County, Kenya

Since 1991, Somalis have left their country in successive waves, fleeing civil conflict, drought, and related famines. In 2017, the Dadaab Refugee Complex in Eastern Kenya, was comprised of five separate camps hosting 239,549 refugees, with Somalis making up 96% of the refugee population.[1] Health care services in Dadaab camps are overseen by...

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Equitable access to human milk: A vital solution that lacks global standards

Access to safe blood and blood products has long been considered an essential part of effective health care systems. Identified as a crucial part of life-saving treatments and therapies, a global regulatory framework and supportive programs exist to ensure high standards for collection, safety, storage, and appropriate and ethical use...

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Impressions from HSR 2018: Harnessing Implementation Research to Accelerate Health Improvements

Related Project: Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Author(s): Elizabeth Macgregor-Skinner, Project Director, CIRCLE Project USAID’s Health Research Program hosted a stimulating session on the role of implementation research in accelerating uptake of essential services and approaches to improve maternal, newborn and child health. USAID’s Barbara Hughes...

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