Indonesia’s lessons in using innovative approaches to improving the quality of emergency obstetric and newborn care services in hospitals and health centers

“Every death counts. The death of a mother or a newborn is not just a tragedy for the family but also an indicator of an egregious failure of the health system, especially because many of these tragic deaths are preventable.”     (Saifuddin Ahmed and Judith Fullerton in the editorial of...

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Stillbirth – A Silent Cry For More Attention

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Dr. Linda Vanotoo The voice of the stillborn is too silent to be heard. Ghana is committed to improving the health of pregnant women and newborns. There are a lot of social pro-poor interventions going on in Ghana to...

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Share Your Population-based Data on Stillbirths and/or Intrapartum Stillbirths!

The estimated 2.6 million stillbirths in 2015 form an important part of the unfinished agenda for maternal and newborn health in the SDG era. The Every Newborn Action Plan and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health both call for stronger evidence to accelerate the progress to prevent...

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Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Capacity Building Workshop

Importance of MPDSR Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) is a critical approach for improving quality of care for maternal and neonatal health. MPDSR is also instrumental to inform advocacy, policy, planning, service delivery and accountability towards ending preventable maternal and neonatal mortality. The practice of MPDSR facilitates...

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