Breaking the Silence: A Quest for Answers

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Ann O’Neill The doctor was silent as she continuously scanned my 39-week pregnant belly with the ultrasound probe, looking for my son’s heartbeat.  Perhaps she had no words because the truth was unutterably horrible: There was no heartbeat.  I...

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Year of the Midwife

This article was originally published by Sage Journals.  The World Health Organization assigned 2020 as the year of the midwife. Midwifery is a commonly misunderstood profession. A frequent view of midwives is that they assist childbirth; even though it is a part of their role, professional midwives are skilled in...

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Event Summary: Launch of Every Newborn Coverage Targets and Milestones to 2025

The Every Newborn Action Plan, endorsed by at the World Health Assembly in 2014, provides a road map of strategic actions for ending preventable newborn mortality and stillbirth. The coverage targets and milestones in 2014 set out a clear path to 2020 with the understanding that new interim targets would...

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Coronavirus is the greatest threat to children since World War II

UNICEF UK released a briefing to ensure the UK Government and civil society understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children around the world. Eddie and Maham from the Youth Advisory Board have written a blog about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and young people around the...

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