Why so many newborns and mothers still die

This post was originally published on Project Syndicate here. To improve quality of care before, during, and after childbirth, the global health community must develop new, evidence-backed interventions that address the underlying – often hidden – reasons why health-care providers fail to take the necessary steps. The first step is...

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Safe delivery: A call to action

This blog was originally posted as an editorial in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics here. In this issue of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), you will find among others six papers from the FIGO Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health (SMNH) Committee. The papers deal with...

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Skill-building on Perinatal Death Reviews: A Facilitator Guide and resources

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Dr. Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel Every Newborn Action Plan 2014, called for “Counting Every Newborn” by investing in birth and death registration coverage and quality, promoting recording of every birth, live or stillbirth, and recording stillbirths and neonatal deaths and...

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Monitoring the quality of care for Nigerian mothers and newborns using DHIS2

Gombe State in northeastern Nigeria bears a very high burden of maternal and neonatal mortality, with mortality rates estimated at 576 per 100,000 live births and 37 per 1,000 live births, respectively. In an effort to address this problem, the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency is committed to...

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