This blog was originally published as an opinion piece in STAT here. In the midst of a deadly epidemic like Ebola, who should get an experimental vaccine that provides protection against the disease 97.5% of the time? The obvious candidates would be immediate contacts of people who developed Ebola, and...Read More
Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year
Originally published on LSHTM 21.7 million pregnant women carry the bacteria according to this first global study of Group B Strep - most of them are currently unidentified and untreated. This study shows for the first time that a maternal vaccine may prevent 231,000 infant and maternal GBS cases An...Read More
The Global Development Framework in Transition: Where are Mothers and Newborns in the Post-2015 Era?
The maternal health landscape is rapidly evolving, mostly for good. Evidence shows substantial decline in maternal mortality and growing utilization of maternal health services. But in some countries, the challenge of limited progress or even a reversal of progress casts a shadow.Read More