Increasing newborn babies’ chances of survival

In Pakistan, one baby in every 22 dies during its first month of life. This is the world’s highest rate of newborn mortality and a distressing statistic to which stillborn babies must be added. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides maternal and child healthcare services in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near...

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Miscarriages and malnourishment: The perils of pregnancy in Yemen

Abeir Mohammed* sits at the foot of her mother's mud-brick house in Sawan, east of Yemen's capital Sanaa. She struggles as she searches for the words to describe the loss of her unborn child due to toxoplasmosis in July, this year. Usually preventable, toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a...

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Telling your story: Transforming care for small and sick newborns

Do you have a story to share about transforming care for small and sick newborns? Share your story here! This HNN blog series serves as a platform to share stories of success and challenges in caring for small and sick newborns in low-resource settings. Send a 300-600-word blog about your experience...

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Fighting Group B Streptococcus in the hardest hit places

One of the earliest and most dangerous health threats young infants face is one many parents have never even heard of: Group B Streptococcus (GBS), which causes a bacterial infection that can take hold at or within a few hours of birth. The leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in...

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