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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Protecting Women and Children in Zika-Affected Countries

The explosion of the Zika virus in South America, Central America and the Caribbean has provided more vivid evidence of the urgency to invest in pandemic prevention and preparedness. The virus is spread by the day-biting Aedes aegypti mosquito that also carries dengue and chikungunya viruses. Although it was first...

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