Training nurses for improved neonatal care in Haiti

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Alka Dev In 1804, Haiti defeated its French colonizers to become the first Black nation to gain independence due to a large and successful slave rebellion. While the country was free to promote human rights, universal citizenship, and participation...

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When advocacy works: The case of the Australian Stillbirth Senate Inquiry

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Danielle Pollock “The best partnerships aren't dependent on a mere common goal but a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.” Sarah MacLean   As a bereaved parent and stillbirth researcher, I believe that 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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Community health volunteers in Zambia show the way to improve survival of mothers and babies

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Paula Quigley Pregnant women in rural communities across Africa face enormous challenges in accessing appropriate health care. Often there are few healthcare providers available locally with the appropriate skills needed for managing complications that may arise during the pregnancy...

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Global bereavement care- towards consensus

Stillbirths occur too often, with an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths worldwide in 2015, leaving a lasting and a profound impact on women, families, communities, and healthcare workers.   Sadly, however, the care received by women and their families at this time is often deficient and inconsistent. Recognising this, the 2016 Lancet...

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