By: Sharmin Akter, Cory Cerritelli, Aisha Hussain, and Joseph Johnson In the crowded urban slum of Hazaribag, Boubazar Balur Maath (in photo above) is a pregnant woman that looks onward into the sprawl in front of her. A wild dog is walking among the garbage looking for food. We can...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
This commentary was originally published in The Lancet By Julie A Quinlivan Preterm birth is one of the most common causes of death and disability in children in high-income and low-income countries around the world. Wealthy nations have targeted the problem with expensive interventions, including ultrasounds of the cervical...Read More
By Arefin Amal Islam When we talk about preventing newborn deaths, more often than not we talk about reducing preventable causes of newborn deaths. As premature birth and its complications is the leading cause of newborn and under-5 deaths, we prioritize our discussions on Kangaroo Mother Care, antenatal corticosteroid (ACS)...Read More