Understanding the Resiliency of Maternal and Child Health Services in Latin America after the Zika Outbreak

This blog was originally published on USAID's Health Research Program website here. Related Project: Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence Author(s): Michelle C. May, Research Associate, CIRCLE Project The Zika outbreak greatly affected several Latin American and Caribbean countries to the extent that the World Health Organization declared...

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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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Midwives: Innovators on the Front Lines of Care

Samara Ferrara, a participant in Johnson & Johnson and ICM’s Young Midwife Leader program, has been a practicing midwife for eight years, and plays a leading role in redefining what it means to be a modern-day midwife in Mexico. As ICM wrapped, and in anticipation of Spotlight Health, we spoke with Samara about this unique intersection.

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Zika response accelerates as WHO Director-General visits Brazil

Dr Chan is visiting a hospital and clinical research centre in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state where a significant number of pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy have delivered babies with microcephaly. The Professor Fernando Figueira Integral Medicine Institute (IMIP) is the National Referral Center for...

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