Midwifery is a vital solution—What is holding back global progress?

Introduction We need look no further than midwifery for compelling evidence of gender inequalities blocking progress in global health. Despite growing evidence of the extensive impact of midwifery,1-6 midwives and the women they care for are disempowered by patriarchal structures and professional, socio‐cultural, and economic barriers.7, 8 Widespread misunderstanding of the role and...

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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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Dissemination of Newborn Humanitarian Guide in Dadaab, Garissa County, Kenya

Since 1991, Somalis have left their country in successive waves, fleeing civil conflict, drought, and related famines. In 2017, the Dadaab Refugee Complex in Eastern Kenya, was comprised of five separate camps hosting 239,549 refugees, with Somalis making up 96% of the refugee population.[1] Health care services in Dadaab camps are overseen by...

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