Strengthening Health Systems for Maternity Care

Photo: A Bangladeshi mother caring for her infant A heavily pregnant woman, Tasnim, from a small town in the southwestern part of Bangladesh arrived at a district hospital only to find out that she needed to share a bed with another delivering woman. As with expecting mothers everywhere, Tasnim only hoped...

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A Kangaroo – Care Practicing Dad

This piece was originally published on Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborns and Child Health. My daily work involves moving around six hospitals in East-central Uganda implementing data strengthening interventions to increase capture and quantifying maternal and newborn indicators. Critical to my work is capturing data on babies...

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Acting on the Call: Everyone Needs to Play Their Part Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation

Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation This article was originally published on the Health Policy Plus Viewpoints blog. This past August, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ministers of health from 26 countries[1] took a major leap forward when they signed a ministerial declaration committing to end Preventable Maternal,...

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Forgetting to wash your hands can cost lives

Originally published on WHO When Bandana Das, a midwife in India, washes her hands it is not simply routine, it is a critical step in reducing infection and saving the lives of mothers and newborns. "I have seen mothers discharged from the health facility and then come back to the...

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