In Sinafala village, an infant sleeps on her mother's lap.

Battling newborn infections by protecting moms first

Can a vaccine for pregnant moms protect their babies from dangerous bacterial infections? PATH’s Mark Alderson believes it can. The first 10 days of my son Scott’s life were spent in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, his tiny body hooked up to intravenous (IV)...

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A Healthy Competition: Achieving “Clean Clinic Status” in Haiti

Reposted from the USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) blog Of all the public health problems we face, why focus on clean clinics? The answers are simple. Unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and practices discourage people from seeking care at health facilities. This includes pregnant women, who...

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Helping Babies Breathe in Latin America

By Celina de Sola, co-founder and vice president of programs at Glasswing International “It was difficult,” describes Francisca Arania, a nurse in San Salvador. Last November, she was called to assist the home delivery of a 17-year-old mother who was turned away from the hospital when doctors told her she wasn’t...

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HerStory: Let’s Hear From The Women

​Each month a team of six midwives visits 22 remote villages in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The days are long for these midwives, but they are often longer for the women who come to see them. Most of the pregnant women who seek the care of Midwives For Haiti's Mobile Prenatal...

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