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

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series 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...

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Safe delivery: A call to action

This blog was originally posted as an editorial in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics here. In this issue of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), you will find among others six papers from the FIGO Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health (SMNH) Committee. The papers deal with...

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