This post was originally published on Project Syndicate here. To improve quality of care before, during, and after childbirth, the global health community must develop new, evidence-backed interventions that address the underlying – often hidden – reasons why health-care providers fail to take the necessary steps. The first step is...Read More
This post originally appeared as a comment in BMJ Global Health here. Introduction A strategy of childbirth in facilities close to home has been in place for almost two decades,1 but given numerous reports of low quality of care,2 3 the recent review of the strategy is timely.2 4 The...Read More
Indonesia’s lessons in using innovative approaches to improving the quality of emergency obstetric and newborn care services in hospitals and health centers
“Every death counts. The death of a mother or a newborn is not just a tragedy for the family but also an indicator of an egregious failure of the health system, especially because many of these tragic deaths are preventable.” (Saifuddin Ahmed and Judith Fullerton in the editorial of...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
A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Amy Perhach Over and over again, Group B Strep International (GBSI) hears the stories of mothers who have experienced loss caused by infections they had never heard of or that they were told were no big deal. According to...Read More