Beyond Birth Weight: How Dr Hannah Blencowe is Making Every Baby Count

This blog was originally featured on the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health Centre Blog here. Dr Hannah Blencowe joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) fresh out of working in Malawi as a pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre...

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Low birth weight: will the new estimates accelerate progress?

Blog adapted from a comment in The Lancet Global Health here Birth weight is an important gauge of maternal and fetal health as well as an important determinant of perinatal, neonatal and postneonatal outcomes. Approximately 80% of newborns who die every year are low birth weight (LBW), under 2500 g,...

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A Healthy Competition: Achieving “Clean Clinic Status” in Haiti

Reposted from the USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) blog Of all the public health problems we face, why focus on clean clinics? The answers are simple. Unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and practices discourage people from seeking care at health facilities. This includes pregnant women, who...

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