Increasing newborn babies’ chances of survival

In Pakistan, one baby in every 22 dies during its first month of life. This is the world’s highest rate of newborn mortality and a distressing statistic to which stillborn babies must be added. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides maternal and child healthcare services in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near...

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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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