Every Woman, Every Child – but not Everywhere: The Unfinished Agenda for Maternal and Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings

By HRH Princess Sarah Zeid, WFP Special Advisor, Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, UNHCR Patron for Maternal and Newborn Health, and Elaine Scudder, IAWG Senior Advisor, Maternal and Newborn Health.  ‘’No woman, child or adolescent should face a greater risk of preventable death because of where they live or...

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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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Mistreatment of newborns following childbirth in Nepal

Quality of care is essential for ensuring a positive health facility experience and strengthening trust in the health system.  The increasing attention given to a woman’s experience of care during childbirth as a marker of the quality of health care has been emphasized by the WHO Standards and Guidelines and...

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