In the initial days of the lockdown in India, Noora Health spoke with recently delivered mothers to understand their experiences. Challenges that mothers reported centered around what they should do if they or their baby got sick: “If my baby has any health issues, how will I go to the...Read More
Health providers’ insights on maternal and newborn care: The “great forgotten” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An international research team of experts led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp Belgium is documenting and understanding how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the care provided to women and their newborns, as well as the impact on health professionals who provide these services. The survey is available...Read More
By Gloria Siseho More than 500 people across the Oshana region gathered to celebrate the World Prematurity Day on 18 November in Namibia, a country where 54% of neonatal deaths are due to prematurity and low birth weight. The day was officiated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services...Read More
This post was originally published on Project Syndicate here. To improve quality of care before, during, and after childbirth, the global health community must develop new, evidence-backed interventions that address the underlying – often hidden – reasons why health-care providers fail to take the necessary steps. The first step is...Read More
Promoting the competition: The impact of monetary rewards for postnatal care referrals by informal health providers
Pictured Above: A traditional birth attendant in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Elizabeth had built a career supporting women and their newborns through childbirth, delivering over 400 healthy babies. As a reflection of her standing in the community, she had been appointed the head of the women’s association. A client had returned...Read More