More babies are dying due to indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Mary Kinney & Ashish KC New study from Nepal confirms the direct effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on care around the time of birth. A new study from Nepal confirms that the COVID-19 outbreak and response have severely affected maternal and newborn health. The study, published The Lancet Global...

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Placing Women at the Center of Lifesaving Innovation Designs

In Nepal, the smallest of babies struggle to live. Born too soon and weighing less than 2500 gm, they are among the 80 percent of newborns who die within a week. Some die sooner. Prematurity accounts for a third of newborn deaths in Nepal. In Nepal, newborn mortality, over the...

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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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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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