This blog post was originally published by Scientific American It’s easy to forget the momentous strides that have been made in global health in the past few decades. The number of childhood deaths has more than halved since 1990 and there has been great progress in infectious diseases such as...Read More
Access to safe blood and blood products has long been considered an essential part of effective health care systems. Identified as a crucial part of life-saving treatments and therapies, a global regulatory framework and supportive programs exist to ensure high standards for collection, safety, storage, and appropriate and ethical use...Read More
The estimated 2.6 million stillbirths in 2015 form an important part of the unfinished agenda for maternal and newborn health in the SDG era. The Every Newborn Action Plan and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health both call for stronger evidence to accelerate the progress to prevent...Read More
Enhancing health outcomes for pregnant women and newborns in developing countries has been a key policymaking goal over the last 20 years, but progress has been stubbornly slow. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 300,000 women die each year from complications in pregnancy and childbirth, while 2.5...Read More
Deprived of oxygen but full of life – how can we support African children affected by neonatal encephalopathy?
Somewhere in a small community clinic in Uganda a baby girl is born. Her mother waits for her first cry…but from Nadia there is no sound...no cry...no breath. Her labour has been long and difficult and Nadia’s brain has been starved of oxygen. Many others like her would be stillborn,...Read More