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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World Refugee Day: Accelerating Progress for Every Newborn

The day of birth is the riskiest for women and their babies, with nearly half of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths taking place during this period. Many of these deaths are preventable, even in humanitarian settings, where nearly half of these deaths occur. Participants at the Women Deliver conference,...

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Bangladesh: Caring for mothers and newborns amid the Rohingya refugee crisis

This post originally appeared on Medecins Sans Frontieres'/Doctors Without Borders' website here. Nearly two years after they began crossing into Bangladesh after fleeing horrific violence and persecution in Myanmar, more than 700,000 Rohingya people are still trapped in precarious living conditions in refugee camps near the border. Denied access to...

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