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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The 12 most widely downloaded HNN resources in 2016

2016 was an important year for newborn health. Some highlights included new research and guidelines emphasizing the importance of addressing perinatal deaths, managing infections and improving postnatal care, and counting every baby. Seven international professional associations endorsed a joint statement on kangaroo mother care to accelerate its use for small...

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