A Tablet-Based Tool for Care During Labor+Attention to System Requirements

This article was originally published by Global Health: Science and Practice Over the past decade, it has been heartening to see marked increases in institutional births in many countries. However, this increase has not consistently been associated with corresponding declines in maternal and perinatal deaths. In many countries, intrapartum stillbirths...

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Keeping the promise: Three steps for mothers & babies health

This blog was originally published by the MamaYe! Evidence for Action here. By Meshack Ian Acholla The 2019 New York Summit was a critical moment for taking global action towards Universal Health Coverage and as a result, leaders adopted the United Nation High-level Political Declaration on UHC. At E4A-MamaYe, we...

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Closing the practice-to-outcome gap: lessons from the BetterBirth study

This blog was originally published as a commentary in The Lancet Global Health here. In the struggle to achieve Sustainable Development Goals of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, the focus of health-care providers has always been to target childbirth and the first 24 h that follow, as nearly half of...

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Why so many newborns and mothers still die

This post was originally published on Project Syndicate here. To improve quality of care before, during, and after childbirth, the global health community must develop new, evidence-backed interventions that address the underlying – often hidden – reasons why health-care providers fail to take the necessary steps. The first step is...

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Training nurses for improved neonatal care in Haiti

By Alka Dev In 1804, Haiti defeated its French colonizers to become the first Black nation to gain independence due to a large and successful slave rebellion. While the country was free to promote human rights, universal citizenship, and participation in government, development in Haiti has been a broad challenge....

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