Consultancy: Newborn health policies and action plans in humanitarian settings

Consultant: Newborn health policies and action plans in humanitarian settings Duration: October – April (7 months) Background: Newborn deaths account for 48% of deaths among children under the age of five globally, resulting in 2.5 million lives lost each year. In addition, 2.6 million babies die in the last 3...

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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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Bangladesh’s experience of Chlorhexidine utilized through a dropper bottle

The Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) implemented a policy in 2014 that supported universal cleaning of the umbilical cord stump at the time of delivery using chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX), a broad spectrum antiseptic. Prior to introduction of this policy, the recommendation from the MOHFW was to keep...

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Successful newborn immunization relies on quality care more than we realize

As we see countries around the globe taking up initiatives to eradicate preventable childhood illnesses, most might picture young school aged children lined up at health centers. This World Immunization Week, we want to talk about what may be overlooked - the importance of quality care to deliver immunization to...

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