“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...Read More
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...Read More
After years of silence, hundreds of Croatian women have been speaking publicly about the traumatic experiences they suffered during childbirth in the country’s hospitals, putting obstetric violence on the political agenda. -- When Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic Lesandric spoke out about her own painful experience of a cervical scrape carried...Read More
Preterm Birth/Low Birth Weight Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions: Family Member Engagement During Inpatient Newborn Care
On June 13, 2018, the USAID-funded Every Preemie—SCALE project convened the fifth meeting of the PTB/LBW Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions (PTB TWG-ICS). This meeting focused on family member engagement during inpatient newborn care and included presentations and participation from a wide range of clinical and...Read More
Can a Human Centered Design Approach to Group Antenatal Care Improve Women’s Pregnancy and Birth Experiences?
“For the first three months, the baby is just blood. There’s nothing there to take care of,” said one Kenyan father-to-be in Kakamega County, Western Kenya, where we were meeting with communities and health care providers to learn about their attitudes toward women’s health, pregnancy, and care at health facilities....Read More