Successful newborn immunization relies on quality care more than we realize

As we see countries around the globe taking up initiatives to eradicate preventable childhood illnesses, most might picture young school aged children lined up at health centers. This World Immunization Week, we want to talk about what may be overlooked - the importance of quality care to deliver immunization to...

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Stillbirth – A Silent Cry For More Attention

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Dr. Linda Vanotoo The voice of the stillborn is too silent to be heard. Ghana is committed to improving the health of pregnant women and newborns. There are a lot of social pro-poor interventions going on in Ghana to...

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Placing Women at the Center of Lifesaving Innovation Designs

In Nepal, the smallest of babies struggle to live. Born too soon and weighing less than 2500 gm, they are among the 80 percent of newborns who die within a week. Some die sooner. Prematurity accounts for a third of newborn deaths in Nepal. In Nepal, newborn mortality, over the...

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From invisibility to visibility: Global initiatives make progress in incorporating stillbirths into their publications

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Paula Quigley In 2016, The Lancet’s Ending preventable stillbirth series presented a call to action to end preventable stillbirths by 2030. One simple action was for global partners to appropriately integrate stillbirths in women’s and children’s health initiatives, action...

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Pre-call announcement: Global Maternal and Neonatal Health funding call 2019

Please note: This is a pre-call announcement. Global Maternal and Neonatal Health funding call 2019 for outline proposals is due to be launched on 16 January 2019. More details to follow. The Global Maternal and Neonatal Health funding call is a joint initiative between the Medical Research Council (MRC; part...

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