Share Your Population-based Data on Stillbirths and/or Intrapartum Stillbirths!

The estimated 2.6 million stillbirths in 2015 form an important part of the unfinished agenda for maternal and newborn health in the SDG era. The Every Newborn Action Plan and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health both call for stronger evidence to accelerate the progress to prevent...

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Measurement Matters! Highlights from a recent DHS publication on Thermal Care and Umbilical Cord Care Practices and Their Associations with Newborn Mortality

The global public health agenda spotlight is increasingly focused on reducing preventable newborn deaths. Skilled care at birth and delivery in a health facility equipped with life-saving medical technologies is a clear path to prevention. However, many women continue to deliver at home, impeded by lack of access to a...

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Les sages-femmes luttent contre les causes de la mortalité maternelle et infantile en République démocratique du Congo

Je suis devenue infirmière car ma grand-mère était infirmière, mes sœurs sont infirmières et l’une de mes tantes est infirmière. » a indiqué Neema Kitima, accoucheuse principale à l’hôpital Bahira de la ville de Bukavu en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Bien que 80% des naissances en RDC surviennent dans...

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Community health volunteers in Zambia show the way to improve survival of mothers and babies

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Paula Quigley Pregnant women in rural communities across Africa face enormous challenges in accessing appropriate health care. Often there are few healthcare providers available locally with the appropriate skills needed for managing complications that may arise during the pregnancy...

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