How can we improve the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries?: A summary of a global discussion on CHIFA: Part 2

A recent study on the measurement of service readiness for providing inpatient care of small and sick newborns puts the spotlight on improving monitoring systems, quality of care and investments in health systems scale-up to end preventable newborn death and disability, as discussed in Part 2 in a series of...

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Low Cost and Lifesaving: Kangaroo Mother Care Proves Its Worth in Pakistan

For Reshman Khatoon, getting professional medical treatment is a luxury. A 25-year-old stay-at-home mother from a small village in Khairpur District, Pakistan, she and her three children live off her husband’s meager daily wages. Although he works long, hard hours, the money he earns is barely enough to support them....

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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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