A Baby Born Too Soon: Skilled Birth Attendants Saving Newborns in Ethiopia

By Tariku Kefyalew, program manager, Health & Nutrition, Save the Children Ethiopia.  Shitanesh Assefa was a brand new mother from Wogidi district, in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, when she found herself in a delivery room, right after delivering her first child, watching nurses and midwives work to resuscitate her baby....

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Community-Based Newborn Care for Mothers in Ethiopia

About 3 million babies are born in Ethiopia each year, nearly 80 percent of them at home. The 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey reports that newborn mortality rate is 37 per 1,000 live births – a rate that has stayed steady over the past 5–10 years; and newborn mortality...

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Ministry of Health representatives (left to right) Dr. Philip Koroma, Sierra Leone; Eneles Kachule, Malawi; Dr. Lisanu Taddesse, Ethiopia; Dr. Bose Adeniran, Nigeria; Dr. Laetitia Mavinga, DRC; and Dr. Jesca Sabiiti, Uganda participate in the UNCoLSC ACS Technical Working Group on June 14, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Every Preemie—SCALE launches multi-country report on antenatal corticosteroid policy and implementation

In June 2016, the USAID-funded Every Preemie—SCALE project, a consortium of Project Concern International (PCI), Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), finalized and launched Antenatal Corticosteroids for Women at Risk of Imminent Preterm Birth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia,...

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Maternal and Newborn Care in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India

Originally published on IDEAS. IDEAS' Dr Tanya Marchant explores the results of the latest reports What changes have we seen in the delivery of life saving interventions and facility readiness for mothers and newborns in Ethiopia, Gombe State in Nigeria and the state of Uttar Pradesh in India? The latest...

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Chlorhexidine Sustainability Planning Meeting

The Chlorhexidine Working Group (CWG), part of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children Newborn Technical Resource Team, and led by PATH, convened a meeting of 34 ministry of health officials, donors and implementing partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 15 and 16 to discuss...

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