Scaling-up first-time and young parent access to postpartum family planning: Could small shifts change the game?

This article was originally published by Save the Children In many contexts, the youngest mothers (ages 15-24) are less likely than older mothers to use health services, including postpartum family planning (PPFP), for themselves and their children, increasing their vulnerability to rapid repeat pregnancy and poor health outcomes. At this...

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How Many Babies Is Too Many for a Single Neonatal Nurse?

By Karen Walker and Carole Kenner   Envisage this – you are a neonatal nurse and you go to work in a busy neonatal unit. Today, however, you are not in your own neonatal unit in your high-income country with ratios of approximately 1 nurse to 1 or 2 babies...

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A Tablet-Based Tool for Care During Labor+Attention to System Requirements

This article was originally published by Global Health: Science and Practice Over the past decade, it has been heartening to see marked increases in institutional births in many countries. However, this increase has not consistently been associated with corresponding declines in maternal and perinatal deaths. In many countries, intrapartum stillbirths...

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India needs neonatal transport

This blog was originally published by the Deccan Herald By Vidheya Venkatesh India witnessed 25 million births in a year, and has seen a slow decline in neonatal mortality rate in the last few years. With this sluggish advancement, the country has not been able to achieve its millennium development...

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