Birth registration: less than 50% in many African countries

This blog was originally published by the World Bank here. Birth registration refers to the permanent and official recording of a child's existence by a country’s administration or government. In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is...

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Developing data use capacity in the maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition sector in Malawi, Mali, Mozambique and Tanzania: an evolving strategy

This post was originally published as a commentary in the Journal of Global Health here. Alongside the Sustainable Development Goals is a call for a “data revolution” that will “monitor progress, hold governments accountable, and foster sustainable development”. With recent technological advances, the amount and types of data available to...

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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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