Managing newborn sepsis in India

Possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), or neonatal sepsis, is a major cause of mortality among young infants in India, contributing to 33% of neonatal deaths.[1] The Government of India (GOI) launched operational guidelines in 2014 for use of injection gentamicin by auxiliary nurse midwives to manage sepsis in young infants where...

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Human milk banks: Bringing a superfood to all the babies

By Tracy Romoser, communications officer, PATH Originally published on PATH. A multi-pronged strategy in India is saving lives through low-cost interventions such as donated human milk and breastfeeding support. Ask Dr. Jayashree Mondkar what she loves to see, and she’ll say a happy, active baby. “When you see them,” says Dr....

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Maternal and Newborn Care in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India

Originally published on IDEAS. IDEAS' Dr Tanya Marchant explores the results of the latest reports What changes have we seen in the delivery of life saving interventions and facility readiness for mothers and newborns in Ethiopia, Gombe State in Nigeria and the state of Uttar Pradesh in India? The latest...

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Nurse-Identified Barriers To Providing Newborn Care In India: How Do They Fit With The Sustainable Development Goals?

Relative and absolute poverty continues to be a prevalent issue around the world that impacts all aspects of people’s lives. Receiving adequate health care, specifically in the neonatal period, is highly important due to the vulnerabilities that exists around complications during and after birth. However, there are many barriers to...

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