Kangaroo Mother Care Capacity Building Workshop for Sub-Saharan Africa

African continent has made the highest progress during MDG era on reducing under five child deaths. However, there are more than a million newborn babies dying every year . The largest numbers of these preventable deaths are due to prematurity related complications which can be managed effectively by Kangaroo Mother...

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Preterm Birth/Low Birth Weight Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions: Family Member Engagement During Inpatient Newborn Care

On June 13, 2018, the USAID-funded Every Preemie—SCALE project convened the fifth meeting of the PTB/LBW Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions (PTB TWG-ICS). This meeting focused on family member engagement during inpatient newborn care and included presentations and participation from a wide range of clinical and...

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Working with Government Systems to Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices in Urban Informal Settlements of India

In urban Maharashtra, a highly industrialized state in India, exclusive breastfeeding rates are low, around 50%. Increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding is an effective strategy for preventing diarrhea, a leading cause of poor nutritional status and death among infants. Researchers at the Mumbai-based non-profit Society for Nutrition, Education & Health...

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