Saving Lives at Birth Starts with Quality Care, Everywhere

This post was originally published by JHU's Global health NOW here. After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990. But global and country-level averages hide a tragic, more complex...

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Job Opportunity: WHO short-term consultancy on maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response in humanitarian settings

Terms of Reference This consultancy is requested by: Unit: Epidemiology and Monitoring and Evaluation Team Department: Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Department 1. Purpose of the Consultancy The consultant will support maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response activities in humanitarian settings. 2. Background The Maternal, Newborn, Child and...

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Rethinking management of neonates at risk of sepsis

Clinicians involved in the care of young infants are aware of the consequences of not administering or of delaying antibiotics in cases of bacterial sepsis. Those who have seen such cases might be quicker to prescribe antibiotics in the future, even if sepsis is a remote possibility. However, this practice...

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Consultancy: Newborn health in humanitarian settings program training consultant

By the end of 2017, roughly 68.5 million persons were displaced due to conflict, persecution, and human rights violations. In addition, more than 10 million persons were temporarily displaced due to natural disasters. Over half of maternal and under-five deaths take place in settings affected by armed conflict or natural disasters according...

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Integrating Reproductive Health and Newborn Health Services

World Population Day is celebrated each year on July 11 to “focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.” This year, the day points to the unfinished business related to reproductive health and gender equality stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. The date is...

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