Consultancy: Newborn health policies and action plans in humanitarian settings

Consultant: Newborn health policies and action plans in humanitarian settings Duration: October – April (7 months) Background: Newborn deaths account for 48% of deaths among children under the age of five globally, resulting in 2.5 million lives lost each year. In addition, 2.6 million babies die in the last 3...

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Ebola virus disease and breastfeeding: time for attention

This blog was originally published in The Lancet as a commentary here. By Mija Ververs & Akanksha Arya This year’s Global Nutrition Cluster meeting in July, 2019, offered a platform on which to discuss all nutrition-related humanitarian emergencies. Ebola virus disease (EVD) and breastfeeding in DR Congo was an obvious...

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Born Invisible: Accounting for Every Newborn Life in Cox’s Bazar

Since 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have escaped the systematic violence and oppression they faced in Myanmar in hopes of securing a safer and healthier life for their children. In Cox’s Bazar, a new mother, Azida, recalled her treacherous journey with her family while eight months pregnant. “We fled...

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Consultancy: Newborn health in humanitarian settings program training consultant

By the end of 2017, roughly 68.5 million persons were displaced due to conflict, persecution, and human rights violations. In addition, more than 10 million persons were temporarily displaced due to natural disasters. Over half of maternal and under-five deaths take place in settings affected by armed conflict or natural disasters according...

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Integrating Reproductive Health and Newborn Health Services

World Population Day is celebrated each year on July 11 to “focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.” This year, the day points to the unfinished business related to reproductive health and gender equality stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. The date is...

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