Getting Newborn Resuscitation Right—You Need the Skills AND the Tools

By Farid Atiqzai and Sheena Currie Zir Chinar Kham, Afghanistan—In Ghutai’s third home delivery, her newborn struggled to breathe and died before help could be found. When the Afghan mother of two went into labor with her next child, she was determined that the outcome would be different. With the...

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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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