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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Rethinking innovation in maternal and child health in Africa: five case studies

It was a typical yet astonishing scene in Wandi village in northeastern Nigeria: a traditional barber known as a wanzam ceremonially shaved Abubakar Nafisatu’s hair on his seventh day of life, as is the custom there. Then the barber did something not so customary: He stressed to Abukabar’s mother the...

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Breastfeeding in low-resource settings: Not a “small matter”

My mother taught me the way of Acoli, and nobody should shout at me because I know the customs of our people. When the baby cries let him suck milk from the breast. There is no fixed time for breastfeeding. When the baby cries it may be he is ill;...

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