Opinion: The importance of newborn health in humanitarian situations

Originally published on Devex. By Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Robert Clay. The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is contributing to severe health service delivery challenges: It impedes access to already highly vulnerable populations, slows delivery of medical supplies and drugs, and exacerbates shortages of health workers. Those fleeing the violence are also affected....

Read More

A Healthy Competition: Achieving “Clean Clinic Status” in Haiti

Reposted from the USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) blog Of all the public health problems we face, why focus on clean clinics? The answers are simple. Unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and practices discourage people from seeking care at health facilities. This includes pregnant women, who...

Read More

100,000 NeoNatalies Delivered

Celebrating NeoNatalie, and the role she has played in helping save lives We are proud to announce that the 100,000th NeoNatalie has been born! She has helped train health workers across the globe, from the labor rooms of Haydom Hospital in Tanzania to the skills labs in India. We are...

Read More

Driving demand for chlorhexidine: Introducing a human-centered design toolkit

Blog by Nikki Tyler, Market Access Advisor, at USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact. In her role, Nikki works on the development and implementation of market-based strategies to accelerate the adoption of priority health solutions. In 2015, 2.7 million babies died within their first 28 days of life.[1] The...

Read More