In 2017 WHO, Save the Children, UNICEF, and USAID, in collaboration with program managers and policy makers, developed a set of 23 benchmarks to monitor national-level progress in implementation of a new guideline for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) in young infants when referral is not feasible. These 23 benchmarks, outlined in...Read More
One-third of all newborn deaths (37%) in Malawi result from direct complications of prematurity (37%). In an effort to prevent these deaths, the Government of Malawi has prioritized Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) as part of their effort to increase access to quality health services for mothers and children. The success...Read More
Health providers’ insights on maternal and newborn care: The “great forgotten” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An international research team of experts led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp Belgium is documenting and understanding how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the care provided to women and their newborns, as well as the impact on health professionals who provide these services. The survey is available...Read More
The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China has rapidly become a public health threat (Li et al. 2020). On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognised COVID-19 as a pandemic since it affected 114 countries with 118,000 cases and 4,291 deaths...Read More
By Ravinder Kaur What is four minutes in the course of a day? Trivial, one would think. But that is the tiny sliver of time it takes for India to lose one child to pneumonia. India has second highest burden of childhood pneumonia in the world with 30 million new...Read More