Kazol Rani Paul – A Midwife Dedicated to Ensuring Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic   

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Right now, Bangladesh, like other countries, is battling its fight against COVID-19. The entire health system is heavily occupied in meeting the rising demands of health services for COVID-19 patients and continuing their emergency medical services. There is a decline in the demand of seeking healthcare services from general patients fearing contraction of the virus. … Continued

WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19

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Prescriptions for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19 26 May 2020   “The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. Any efforts to make our world safer are doomed to fail unless they address the critical interface between people and pathogens, and the existential threat of climate … Continued

Africa: Innovating for Mothers Challenge launched to improve maternal and newborn health care in Senegal

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This article was originally published by All Africa DAKAR, SENEGAL (May 21st, 2020) — Reach for Change Senegal has launched a national competition called the “Innovating for Mothers Challenge” aimed at finding and supporting innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives for maternal and newborn health in Senegal that are ready to grow their impact. The Challenge has been … Continued

African leaders call for immediate action to save additional lives from malaria in the face of COVID-19

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This article was originally published by RBM   In response to mounting concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on malaria elimination efforts across the African continent, the African members of the End Malaria Council have released a joint statement and a four-pronged action plan calling on African and global leaders to act quickly to: protect the decades … Continued

Hospitals are separating mothers and newborns during the coronavirus pandemic — with little evidence it will help slow the spread of disease

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This article was originally published by The Boston Globe By Kate Mitchell, Hagar Palgi Hacker, Tejumola Adegoke and Katharine Hutchinson Because of COVID-19, the transformative experience of delivering a baby has become more traumatic in many places around the world than it has been for a long time. That’s true for mothers, partners, and newborns. … Continued

Coronavirus: Health system overload threatens pregnant women and newborns

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This article was originally published by the UN News The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 116 million babies have been born since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on Thursday called for governments to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns that are under increasing threat from strained health services and supply … Continued

Africa can’t let maternity care slide during the coronavirus pandemic

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This article was originally published by The Conversation Amid global commitments to defeat, or at least minimise, the pervasive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on the African continent remains unclear. African governments have moved quickly to mobilise resources and strengthen their emergency preparedness and response capacities. But particular attention needs to be paid to the most … Continued

Estimating the potential impact of COVID-19 on mothers and newborns in low- and middle-income countries

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This article was originally published by Health Policy Plus As COVID-19 spreads, wealthy countries are struggling with an influx of patients requiring screening, testing, and intensive care. In addition to national calls for social distancing, providers cancelled elective surgeries, shifted to virtual care where possible, and set up temporary hospitals to handle increasing demand. Countries … Continued

A digital response to help ensure safer childbirths during COVID-19

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A new initiative launched today by Maternity Foundation, University of Copenhagen and Laerdal Global Health in collaboration with International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, uses a digital tool to equip midwives in low-resource settings to protect themselves, mothers and newborns from the Coronavirus and to ensure that … Continued

Pregnant in a pandemic: how will coronavirus affect me and my baby?

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This article was originally published by The Guardian A recurrent anxiety terror keeps flashing intrusively through my head: I’m in the throes of labor, surrounded by masked strangers, and I don’t recognize a single face around me. This vision began three weeks ago, when I first realized that this pandemic was rearranging my pregnancy into a … Continued