This post is part of a series authored by the BASICS (Bold Action to Stop Infections in Clinical Settings) team. BASICS is a new initiative that will transform healthcare and reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by at least 50%. Written by the BASICS team. The unintended dangerous effects of pandemics on maternal...Read More
By Sarah Williams Today is the International Day of the Midwife and 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It should be a time to celebrate. For most women, birth is uncomplicated, and welcoming their new baby into the world is a joyful event which midwives are...Read More
This article was originally posted by the Makerere University Center of Excellence for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health All mothers and babies’ lives matter even in the toughest of the situations, as medical workers we ought to save lives and support bring life to earth. I have had the privilege...Read More
Health providers’ insights on maternal and newborn care: The “great forgotten” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An international research team of experts led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp Belgium is documenting and understanding how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the care provided to women and their newborns, as well as the impact on health professionals who provide these services. The survey is available...Read More
The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China has rapidly become a public health threat (Li et al. 2020). On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognised COVID-19 as a pandemic since it affected 114 countries with 118,000 cases and 4,291 deaths...Read More