A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Sofia Säterskog My son was born dead. It was a warm summer’s day in Stockholm, July 2013. We were expecting our first baby and naming him August. We had celebrated Swedish Midsummer and were now just waiting for...Read More
‘When a mother flees from her newborn’ – comparing Harlequin Ichthyosis cases in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
This blog was originally published by On Medicine By Naomi Morka Harlequin Ichthyosis is a severe autosomal recessive congenital disease that is caused by a mutation in the ABCA12 gene. Neonates often present with distinctive physical traits such as cracked plates of thickened skin and irregular facial features. It is...Read More
Victor Hugo said, “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” That time has come for a life-saving approach to looking after babies who are born too soon called kangaroo mother care. In Kenya, the moment as arrived to accelerate its scale-up for the 200,000 babies...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
How can we improve the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries?: A summary of a global discussion on CHIFA: Part 2
A recent study on the measurement of service readiness for providing inpatient care of small and sick newborns puts the spotlight on improving monitoring systems, quality of care and investments in health systems scale-up to end preventable newborn death and disability, as discussed in Part 2 in a series of...Read More