Measurement Matters! Highlights from a recent DHS publication on Thermal Care and Umbilical Cord Care Practices and Their Associations with Newborn Mortality

The global public health agenda spotlight is increasingly focused on reducing preventable newborn deaths. Skilled care at birth and delivery in a health facility equipped with life-saving medical technologies is a clear path to prevention. However, many women continue to deliver at home, impeded by lack of access to a...

Read More

Les sages-femmes luttent contre les causes de la mortalité maternelle et infantile en République démocratique du Congo

Je suis devenue infirmière car ma grand-mère était infirmière, mes sœurs sont infirmières et l’une de mes tantes est infirmière. » a indiqué Neema Kitima, accoucheuse principale à l’hôpital Bahira de la ville de Bukavu en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Bien que 80% des naissances en RDC surviennent dans...

Read More

Fighting Group B Streptococcus in the hardest hit places

One of the earliest and most dangerous health threats young infants face is one many parents have never even heard of: Group B Streptococcus (GBS), which causes a bacterial infection that can take hold at or within a few hours of birth. The leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in...

Read More

Managing Low Birth Weight in Rwanda

“It would have been very painful and harmful if we had lost our firstborn,” Laurence Uwamahoro says as she breastfeeds her newborn son. Laurence lives in Murehe, a rural region of eastern Rwanda, with her husband, Jean d’Amour Nduwimana, and their newborn, Yvan. Jean d’Amour sits next to his wife...

Read More