Quality and infrastructure upgrades improve maternal and child health in Sierra Leone This blog was originally published by USAID MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership program. The day after giving birth to a healthy baby, Fatima and her newborn returned to the Maternal and Child Health Post in Thompson Bay, an...Read More
Counting more than 270,000 downloads, the Safe Delivery App empowers midwives to ensure safer births for women and their newborns in low-resource areas.
Have you ever heard about the Safe Delivery App? It is a professional job aid and a digital training and learning tool for midwives and other healthcare workers, covering the most common pregnancy and childbirth related complications. Features in the app include simple animated instruction-videos, quizzes, descriptions of practical procedures,...Read More
Learnings from the Government of India ‘Dakshata’ initiative to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care
In 2015, the Government of India launched ‘Dakshata’, meaning adroitness, across the country, to reduce the maternal mortality ratio and stillbirth rate. The initiative aimed to strengthen the quality of care (QoC) during and immediately after childbirth through focused and customized trainings for strategic skill-building of providers on high-impact essential...Read More
The Healthy Newborn Network is happy to announce the launch of the #HNNTools series to promote evidence-based implementation tools from our community that can help to advance maternal and newborn health worldwide. This series will highlight tools from partners that reflect the best information, practices, and guidance that can help...Read More
Photo Essay: Community Health Workers in Guatemala are Making Substantial Impact on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes
By Elizabeth Bocaletti, Carolyn Boyce, Glendy De Leon, Rudo Kashiri, Ana Maria Us and Goldy Mazia for Save the Children. Photo credits: Save the Children. The national neonatal mortality rate (NMR) in Guatemala remains stagnant at 18 per 1,000 live births and represents 60% of the infant mortality. Preterm birth,...Read More