From Outpost to Health Post

Quality and infrastructure upgrades improve maternal and child health in Sierra Leone This blog was originally published by USAID MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership program.  The day after giving birth to a healthy baby, Fatima and her newborn returned to the Maternal and Child Health Post in Thompson Bay, an...

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Making Stillbirths Visible in Mali

Strengthening Community-Based Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Systems Written by Ilana R. Siegal, MD, MA, Mamadou Berthé, PhD, and Modibo Soumaré, MD, from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group A 26-year-old woman arrived at an urban health center in Mali, West Africa, 40 weeks pregnant. A medical officer had referred her to the...

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Every Stillbirth Counts: Advanced Bereavement Care in Zambia

Written by Chowa Tembo Kasengele, MS, BSN, and Ilana R. Siegal, MD, MA from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group According to Zambia’s new Bereavement Training Guidelines, “don’t worry, God will give you another child” is not a reassuring phrase for expectant mothers coping with stillbirth; no parent can know God’s...

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