Fighting Group B Streptococcus in the hardest hit places

One of the earliest and most dangerous health threats young infants face is one many parents have never even heard of: Group B Streptococcus (GBS), which causes a bacterial infection that can take hold at or within a few hours of birth. The leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in...

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Managing Low Birth Weight in Rwanda

“It would have been very painful and harmful if we had lost our firstborn,” Laurence Uwamahoro says as she breastfeeds her newborn son. Laurence lives in Murehe, a rural region of eastern Rwanda, with her husband, Jean d’Amour Nduwimana, and their newborn, Yvan. Jean d’Amour sits next to his wife...

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From Zambia to the World: A New Pathway for Saving Newborn Lives

Growing trees make a forest. —Zambian proverb My first experience in international development was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural village in northern Zambia. During my 2 years as a health volunteer, I saw time and time again projects designed by “experts” in Washington, D.C., that failed in...

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Data Matters: Asking for What We Need to End Preventable Stillbirths

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Shannon Maloney This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Consortium of Universities for Global Health annual conference, witnessing incredibly talented and enigmatic speakers share the work they are doing to ensure equitable health for all. As...

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