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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,...

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In Kashmir, Pregnant Women Were Denied Care over COVID-19 Fears

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...

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In Kashmir, Coronavirus Pushed Already-Broken Maternal Health over the Brink

This article was originally published by Global Health NOW. By: Aliya Bashir ANANTNAG, KASHMIR—Zahoor Ahmed Bhat climbed a broken staircase to the dark attic of his house in NowporaSalia, a lonesome hamlet in south Kashmir. Rummaging through pieces of wood and hay, he pulled down an aluminum stretcher and a blue blanket where his wife, Shakeela...

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Learnings from the Government of India ‘Dakshata’ initiative to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care

In 2015, the Government of India launched ‘Dakshata’, meaning adroitness, across the country, to reduce the maternal mortality ratio and stillbirth rate. The initiative aimed to strengthen the quality of care (QoC) during and immediately after childbirth through focused and customized trainings for strategic skill-building of providers on high-impact essential...

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Healthy Newborn Network Launches #HNNTools Series

The Healthy Newborn Network is happy to announce the launch of the #HNNTools series to promote evidence-based implementation tools from our community that can help to advance maternal and newborn health worldwide. This series will highlight tools from partners that reflect the best information, practices, and guidance that can help...

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