This Human Rights Day 2018, Support the Rights of Every Newborn!

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” - Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 Human Rights Day This Human Rights Day (December 10) marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to...

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Disrupting the Status Quo from the Front Lines

Standing in the small waiting room of a crowded neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Uganda, Yonah, a young nurse with relentless commitment and contagious passion, looks up at the board where newborns deaths have been tallied for the month of August. “This board is a reminder of the progress...

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Rethinking innovation in maternal and child health in Africa: five case studies

It was a typical yet astonishing scene in Wandi village in northeastern Nigeria: a traditional barber known as a wanzam ceremonially shaved Abubakar Nafisatu’s hair on his seventh day of life, as is the custom there. Then the barber did something not so customary: He stressed to Abukabar’s mother the...

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