A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirth series by Dr. Fatima Lamishi Adamu and Dr. Adetoro Adegoke Over the past two decades, substantial progress has been made in reducing the stillbirth rate around the world. However, in some regions, population growth is outpacing the decrease in stillbirth rates....Read More
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...Read More
Promoting the competition: The impact of monetary rewards for postnatal care referrals by informal health providers
Pictured Above: A traditional birth attendant in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Elizabeth had built a career supporting women and their newborns through childbirth, delivering over 400 healthy babies. As a reflection of her standing in the community, she had been appointed the head of the women’s association. A client had returned...Read More
Gombe State in northeastern Nigeria bears a very high burden of maternal and neonatal mortality, with mortality rates estimated at 576 per 100,000 live births and 37 per 1,000 live births, respectively. In an effort to address this problem, the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency is committed to...Read More
‘When a mother flees from her newborn’ – comparing Harlequin Ichthyosis cases in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
This blog was originally published by On Medicine By Naomi Morka Harlequin Ichthyosis is a severe autosomal recessive congenital disease that is caused by a mutation in the ABCA12 gene. Neonates often present with distinctive physical traits such as cracked plates of thickened skin and irregular facial features. It is...Read More