Starting Small As An Example of Successful KMC Scale-Up

Today we celebrate the International Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Day to promote this life saving, technically feasible and cost effective intervention for low birthweight and premature babies. Below, Goldy Mazia, Senior Newborn Health Advisor for Save the Children reflects on her experience with Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in the Dominican...

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Improving and Incorporating New Monitoring Tools for Newborn Health in Bangladesh

In 2013, the Government of Bangladesh signaled its commitment to newborn health through A Promise Renewed: Child Survival Call to Action that scaled up Helping Babies Breathe nationally. The commitment endorsed four new interventions: Chlorhexidine as part of essential newborn care, appropriate use of antenatal corticosteroid and kangaroo mother care...

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How Much Does It Cost to Save a Mother’s Life?

Calls to action, strategy development, and multiple initiatives over the last decade have made clear how important it is to end preventable maternal and perinatal deaths. But we still don’t have a comprehensive understanding of how much saving these mothers and newborns, and preventing stillbirths will cost. To get a...

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Improving breastfeeding practices at scale

Blog adapted from a comment in The Lancet Global Health here This comment is in response to a journal article published in The Lancet Global Health here. Early initiation of and exclusive and continued breastfeeding are among the most effective interventions to reduce infant and child morbidity and mortality. These...

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