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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Training nurses for improved neonatal care in Haiti

By Alka Dev In 1804, Haiti defeated its French colonizers to become the first Black nation to gain independence due to a large and successful slave rebellion. While the country was free to promote human rights, universal citizenship, and participation in government, development in Haiti has been a broad challenge....

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Low birth weight: will the new estimates accelerate progress?

Blog adapted from a comment in The Lancet Global Health here Birth weight is an important gauge of maternal and fetal health as well as an important determinant of perinatal, neonatal and postneonatal outcomes. Approximately 80% of newborns who die every year are low birth weight (LBW), under 2500 g,...

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