Half of the World’s Mothers Are at Risk of This Preventable Disease

A Tale of Two Mothers Kounda, Burkina Faso — Elyse Gansonre is a mother of four. Her husband is a farmer. When her husband harvests rice from their land, Elyse sells it for a small profit at a stall in the market. Jacqueline Tiendrebeogo is 9 months pregnant with her fourth child....

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GOLD Midwifery Online Conference

The GOLD Midwifery 2018 Online Conference is in full swing with delegates from over 40 countries, enjoying inspiring presentations and new connections. From gaining new understandings of how to implement Biological Nurturing principles to recognizing the power of inclusive language, conference participants are already using their new knowledge to improve...

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Preventing stillbirths with stronger Perinatal Death Review

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Sara Nam More mothers are attending health facilities to deliver their babies, yet 2.6 million babies are stillborn every year, more than a third (42%) of those in Sub-Saharan Africa. What approaches can we apply to prevent stillbirths? Pregnancy...

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Racing the clock to save mothers and protect newborns in Uganda

“We used to think that when the mother has swollen feet she is pregnant with twins, but now we know that when we see a mother with swollen feet, it is important for that mother to go to the health unit.” In 2015, 19 out of every 1,000 babies born...

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ENAP and EPMM Metrics and HMIS Indicators Workshop

UNICEF, World Health Organization, UNFPA, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, BMGF and USAID convened a joint workshop in Kathmandu. Eighty participants from 12 countries met to discuss how data systems can be improved to help end preventable maternal and newborn deaths.

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