Ms. Annes Mboya and her colleagues providing breastfeeding counseling to a mother, Kakuma Refugee Camp

“We end up losing babies for reasons we can easily prevent.”

Insights from Annes Mboya, nurse-midwife at Kakuma Refugee Camp By Annes Mboya, Nurse-Midwife, IRC; Andrea Edman, Advocacy & Communications Specialist, IAWG Newborn Initiative When a woman comes to the hospital walking, they should go home walking. If they came to the hospital with a baby in their tummy that was...

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A novel mobile phone-based interactive e-learning course for neonatal care

Background Innovations in technology have revolutionised almost every aspect of life, and health care and medical education are no exception. Online learning (or e-learning) is a perfect panacea for the current times, with its easy access, affordability, flexibility, and learning pedagogy. [1] However, students often find online learning boring and...

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World Prematurity Day 2020: “Together for babies born too soon – Caring for the future: Supporting families – Supporting healthcare professionals – Strengthening healthcare systems”

This year’s World Prematurity Day slogan is “Together for babies born too soon – Caring for the future: Supporting families – Supporting healthcare professionals – Strengthening healthcare systems” [1]. From the city of Mosul in Iraq comes a story on this theme. Mosul is located approximately 400 km northwest of...

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Bangladesh continues to promote Kangaroo Mother Care amidst COVID-19 pandemic to prevent prematurity related complications and deaths

Lakshmipur, a district in the southern part of Bangladesh, has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic like every other place in the country this year. Seeking regular health services from healthcare centers decreased rapidly, in fear of contracting this deadly virus. However, in recent months the situation started to improve...

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