Invitation to Join a Community of Practice on Possible Serious Bacterial Infections

The Health Research Program at USAID and the Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Project invite global experts, researchers, implementers and policy makers to join our Community of Practice (CoP) focused on possible serious bacterial infections (PSBI) where referral is not feasible. To join, go to this...

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Have you got data on follow-up of children after Group B Streptococcus infection?

What data do we have regarding GBS? Group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is a leading cause of infant sepsis and meningitis. First systematic estimates of the worldwide GBS burden (presented in a recent publication series in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2017 Vol 65) have identified priority data gaps. Such gaps...

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In Sinafala village, an infant sleeps on her mother's lap.

Battling newborn infections by protecting moms first

Can a vaccine for pregnant moms protect their babies from dangerous bacterial infections? PATH’s Mark Alderson believes it can. The first 10 days of my son Scott’s life were spent in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, his tiny body hooked up to intravenous (IV)...

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Research implementation planning workshop and next steps for Every Newborn metrics facility-based study

ENAP Metrics “ENAP Research Implementation Planning Workshop for Facility-based Observational Study in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania” took place from 5th to the 8th of December in White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Background ENAP metrics* team and research partners are continuing work towards implementing the first step on the...

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Managing newborn sepsis in India

Possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), or neonatal sepsis, is a major cause of mortality among young infants in India, contributing to 33% of neonatal deaths.[1] The Government of India (GOI) launched operational guidelines in 2014 for use of injection gentamicin by auxiliary nurse midwives to manage sepsis in young infants where...

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