Embrace Infant Warmer Could Save Thousands

Read about how four Stanford students invented a cost-effective, easy-to-use device that quickly regulates baby body temperature for LBW infants in the developing world.

Spreading the Care

This blog piece is a follow up to the post "The Human Incubator", published in the New York Times this week.

UN establishes high-level commission to track results and resources for women’s and children’s health

The UN is establishing a high-level commission charged with developing an accountability framework that will link resources committed to women’s and children’s health with the results they are intended to achieve.

Regina Obeng—dedicated to improving newborn health in Ghana


When Regina Obeng visited the premature baby unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, in the late 1980s she noticed a disturbing pattern: babies would die within a short time of being admitted.

The Human Incubator

A New York Times blog piece on the evolution of Kangaroo Mother Care.

Saving Rural Mother’s Lives


Nigist Abebe has grown in confidence over five years on the job. Today she is one of 34,000 rural health extension workers at the heart of Ethiopia’s primary health care strategy.

LAOS: Midwife training resumes after 20 years

Laos People’s Democratic Republic

The first group of 140 students to undergo specialized midwifery training in Laos in 22 years is expected to graduate by the end of December.

UBC/CFRI project receives $7M to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn deaths

The University of British Columbia researchers working at the Child & Family Research Institute will test new strategies for the monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia.

Group: Baby deaths high in Zimbabwe gov’t housing


Learn how the displacement of an estimated 700,000 people in the brutal, allegedly politically driven demolition of slums and market stalls throughout Zimbabwe in 2005 is affecting maternal and newborn health.

UNICEF and partners report progress on preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

Halfway through a 10-year campaign to reverse the spread of AIDS, UNICEF and its partners are making significant progress in preventing mothers from passing the disease onto their children.