Every Newborn Action: Regional and country responses to the COVID pandemic

In the recently held global event Lives in the Balance COVID-19 Summit, the global and regional newborn health community showcased their efforts in assisting countries to protect, preserve and track the delivery of good quality care to every woman and newborn during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the world faces the...

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It’s time to convene nations to end this pandemic

This article was originally published by The Lancet.  A historic and calamitous milestone was reached this week. WHO reported more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 and over 500000 COVID-19 deaths. The world’s political leaders have been tested and they have been found wanting. It’s hard to recall a more...

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COVID-19 as a risk factor for obstetric violence

The new coronavirus outbreak is challenging health systems around the world, requiring quick adjustments and accommodations in order to face the pandemic. During the last decade, the widespread problem of abuse and disrespect of women during childbirth was placed on the global public health agenda. The concept of obstetric violence...

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In this extraordinary time, routine health care is essential

As global health leaders, governments, civil society and NGOs grapple to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the voices of women and girls remain largely unheard. The Coronavirus Global Response launched by the European Commission has raised €9.8 billion to date to combat the pandemic; however, allocations explicitly for the protection and continued provision...

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