Brazilian babies born with Zika virus syndrome at greater risk of death in first three years of life than those born without (LSHTM)
This article was originally published by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). New study highlights urgent need for women of childbearing age to be protected from bites, and early intervention to improve babies’ chances of survival. Babies born with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), due to infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy, are … Continued
This article was originally published by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. New identification of small vulnerable newborns at higher risk of mortality could be a step towards preventing neonatal deaths. 18% of babies born in Brazil over seven years were born ‘small’ – either preterm, small for gestational age (SGA) or with … Continued
Had Alice Onyango given birth at another time, things would have been different. She would have had to express milk from her aching engorged breasts – the milk that her preterm baby had no energy to suckle – and pour it down the drain. But the mother of three gave birth last week at Pumwani … Continued
By Jerker Liljestrand, Senior Program Officer of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Midwives have supported women during childbirth since ancient Egyptian times, and today, in many parts of the world, they are providing a unique set of lifesaving services for mothers and babies. Midwives are trained with a … Continued
Governments could substantially reduce the tragic death toll of infants and mothers by making postnatal care services more accessible – especially to impoverished and poorly educated women in rural areas, according to a study.
SickKids contributes to first International Standards to assess fetal growth and newborn size worldwide
The international standards – one for the growing fetus and the other for newborns – provide doctors and midwives with clinical tools that can be incorporated immediately into practice during pregnancy and at birth.
Born equal: Babies born to healthy mothers worldwide grow similarly in the womb and are of strikingly similar size at birth
Poor nutrition and health, not race or ethnicity, cause most of the current wide disparities in fetal growth and newborn size
More than a third of children are not registered at birth, making it difficult for them to contribute to economic, social and political life. Could a new governance indicator bring change?
This partnership builds on Brazil’s strong and widely-recognized commitment to health equity, its extensive health system, and its robust research networks and manufacturing capabilities.