This blog was originally posted by WHO. Wani Kumba Lahai, or Sister Wani as she is known, is a midwife, mother and grandmother. She is also a public health specialist who leads Sierra Leone’s nationwide malaria-in-pregnancy programme for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Her responsibilities include overseeing a community...Read More
This blog was originally posted on Gates Notes. She’s a midwife, teacher, and advocate—and she’s changing childbirth in Uganda. Officially, Uganda’s maternal mortality rate is double the global average. But because that number doesn’t count those who give birth at home—in a country where poverty, distance, stigma, and distrust are...Read More
At-Risk Newborns: Overlooked in Expansion from Essential Newborn Care to Small and Sick Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Photo caption: Stable, at-risk babies receiving required care including KMC in a room adjacent to the postnatal ward labelled as the “Small Baby Ward” at the Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India. (Photo, courtesy, Dr. Sushma Nangia, Director Professor & Head Neonatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College,...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
This article was originally published by Global Health NOW. By: Aliya Bashir ANANTNAG, KASHMIR—Ruqiya Javed received treatment at a private clinic throughout her pregnancy—but when she went into labor, her private doctor refused to see her, because she came from a red COVID-19 containment zone in the Kharpora Larnoo village in South Kashmir. The family banged...Read More