Early total enteral feeding – An effective intervention to improve outcomes in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates in resource limited settings

Early appropriate nutrition and infection prevention are vital for the survival of a preterm infant. These issues are interconnected when delayed enteral feeds leads to intravenous intervention, which can result in infection. For example, a very-low-birthweight (VLBW) neonate might have the establishment of enteral feeds delayed for several days due...

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Kyogero and newborn care in Central Uganda: friend or foe?

Kyogero is a popular herbal mixture commonly used in central Uganda used to bath newborns. It is composed of various herbs that are believed to; smoothen the baby’s skin, give blessings to the newborn, immunize the baby against both physical and spiritual diseases, and to improve the child’s intellect. It...

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Impressions from HSR 2018: Harnessing Implementation Research to Accelerate Health Improvements

Related Project: Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Author(s): Elizabeth Macgregor-Skinner, Project Director, CIRCLE Project USAID’s Health Research Program hosted a stimulating session on the role of implementation research in accelerating uptake of essential services and approaches to improve maternal, newborn and child health. USAID’s Barbara Hughes...

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