Elevating women’s voice in the politics of newborn health

This article was originally published by CHESAI At the February 2020 CHESAI meeting, Manya van Ryneveld led the current affairs discussion on public participation. It was a simulating presentation highlighting two case studies of innovative forms of public participation, and both examples featured the powerful role of women’s participation. The...

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Simple and safe: preventing preterm birth with aspirin

This commentary was originally published in The Lancet By Julie A Quinlivan   Preterm birth is one of the most common causes of death and disability in children in high-income and low-income countries around the world. Wealthy nations have targeted the problem with expensive interventions, including ultrasounds of the cervical...

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Namibia: World Prematurity Day

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...

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A big movement for small babies

Born Too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place Worldwide, about 15 million babies are born preterm every year.[1] That means approximately a baby out of 10 is a preterm baby and the numbers are rising. With the complications resulting from preterm birth being...

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