“The basics matter…let us make sure that every child gets skin-to-skin contact from birth to Kangaroo Mother Care.”

A Q&A with UNICEF’s Fatima Gohar on KMC in humanitarian settings and emergencies. Photo caption: A trainee, left, practices proper newborn placement on Fatima Gohar (right) during a recent training on Kangaroo Mother Care in Somalia. World Prematurity Day (WPD) on 17 November raises awareness of the challenges and burden of...

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A Cry for Infant Feeding Support in Humanitarian Response Efforts

For decades, infant formula has been perceived as the easiest way for mothers to support their infants during times of crisis and emergency. But that’s far from reality. Every mother’s situation is different, and her needs and the needs of her infant can be nuanced and complex. The war in...

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World Refugee Day 2023 Q&A with Jihan Salad

This blog was originally posted on AlignMNH and shared here with permission. Worldwide, 1 in every 74 people have been forced to flee their home. 108.4 million people are currently displaced, and more than half are women and girls. Globally, crises continue to become increasingly complex and compounded as conflict, infectious disease outbreaks, and...

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The state of maternal and newborn health in conflict affected contexts

Photo Caption: ©International Rescue Committee; Photo: KC Nwakalor for the IRC and it is a photo of a mother and her newborn in Borno, Nigeria The state of maternal and newborn health serves as an important measure of a health system’s strength as it showcases both access to quality health care...

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