This Human Rights Day 2018, Support the Rights of Every Newborn!

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” - Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 Human Rights Day This Human Rights Day (December 10) marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to...

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Miscarriages and malnourishment: The perils of pregnancy in Yemen

Abeir Mohammed* sits at the foot of her mother's mud-brick house in Sawan, east of Yemen's capital Sanaa. She struggles as she searches for the words to describe the loss of her unborn child due to toxoplasmosis in July, this year. Usually preventable, toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a...

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Understanding the reasons for hospital and home births in Haiti

In a country like Haiti, where 60% of women deliver at home, it is not uncommon that women find themselves in very risky situations if something starts to go wrong during labor or delivery. In rural areas – the risk is even higher as villages are spread across the mountainous...

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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...

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Kangaroo Mother Care Capacity Building Workshop for Sub-Saharan Africa

African continent has made the highest progress during MDG era on reducing under five child deaths. However, there are more than a million newborn babies dying every year . The largest numbers of these preventable deaths are due to prematurity related complications which can be managed effectively by Kangaroo Mother...

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