Ms. Annes Mboya and her colleagues providing breastfeeding counseling to a mother, Kakuma Refugee Camp

“We end up losing babies for reasons we can easily prevent.”

Insights from Annes Mboya, nurse-midwife at Kakuma Refugee Camp By Annes Mboya, Nurse-Midwife, IRC; Andrea Edman, Advocacy & Communications Specialist, IAWG Newborn Initiative When a woman comes to the hospital walking, they should go home walking. If they came to the hospital with a baby in their tummy that was...

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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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Bereavement

The unacceptable stigma and shame women face after baby loss must end

By Dr Nono Simelela Too many babies still die in pregnancy or childbirth. The numbers are heartbreaking: approximately one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, generally before 28 weeks, and 2.6million babies are stillborn, half of whom die in childbirth. Many of these deaths, especially the stillbirths, are preventable with...

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