Improving and Incorporating New Monitoring Tools for Newborn Health in Bangladesh

In 2013, the Government of Bangladesh signaled its commitment to newborn health through A Promise Renewed: Child Survival Call to Action that scaled up Helping Babies Breathe nationally. The commitment endorsed four new interventions: Chlorhexidine as part of essential newborn care, appropriate use of antenatal corticosteroid and kangaroo mother care...

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Death in the city: Can Kampala mothers, their newborns be saved?

When Kawuma’s wife went into labour in the wee hours of that night on a date which he doesn’t recall four years ago, his option was to rush her to the nearest government Health Centre IV which serves his Kisenyi slum in Kampala. However, the gate man told him there...

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Bangladesh’s experience of Chlorhexidine utilized through a dropper bottle

The Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) implemented a policy in 2014 that supported universal cleaning of the umbilical cord stump at the time of delivery using chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX), a broad spectrum antiseptic. Prior to introduction of this policy, the recommendation from the MOHFW was to keep...

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How Much Does It Cost to Save a Mother’s Life?

Calls to action, strategy development, and multiple initiatives over the last decade have made clear how important it is to end preventable maternal and perinatal deaths. But we still don’t have a comprehensive understanding of how much saving these mothers and newborns, and preventing stillbirths will cost. To get a...

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