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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COVID-19 as a risk factor for obstetric violence

The new coronavirus outbreak is challenging health systems around the world, requiring quick adjustments and accommodations in order to face the pandemic. During the last decade, the widespread problem of abuse and disrespect of women during childbirth was placed on the global public health agenda. The concept of obstetric violence...

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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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