Why is it important to invest in midwives?

Today is International Day of the Midwife (IDM). It is a day to celebrate and to reflect on the impact midwives and midwifery can make on reducing maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity, stillbirths and on improving quality care for women and newborns. It is also a time to consider how...

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Preterm Birth in Bangladesh: USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project Efforts to Combat One of the Major Killers of Children under Five

By the time you finish reading this blog, at least one newborn child will die in Bangladesh due to prematurity. The United Nations (UN)[1] reported an estimated 2.4 million deaths in 2019, within the first four weeks after birth, or the neonatal period. Globally, 6,700 newborns die every day; in...

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SNL Newborn Health Legacy e-Talk series: Summary

Beginning in 2000 with a ground-breaking grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) marked the first newborn health program of its kind, elevating Save the Children’s contribution to the area of newborn health. It is an unprecedented legacy, shared with partners around the globe. Save...

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Breastfeeding for a healthier planet

By Miski Abdi Building a healthier planet starts with the simplest of actions and requires us all. Even the smallest members of society have a powerful role to play. Mothers and their young infants might seem to some like the unlikeliest of actors in the global climate change efforts, but...

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