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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Born Invisible: Accounting for Every Newborn Life in Cox’s Bazar

Since 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have escaped the systematic violence and oppression they faced in Myanmar in hopes of securing a safer and healthier life for their children. In Cox’s Bazar, a new mother, Azida, recalled her treacherous journey with her family while eight months pregnant. “We fled...

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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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