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10 04, 2020

Turning Up the Volume on Black Maternal Health in the US

By |2020-04-23T17:12:47+00:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19 Response, Health, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, United States|

Ahead of Black Maternal Health Week and in recognition of the critical support provided by nurses, midwives and community health workers [...]

6 11, 2019

Delivering Positive Birth Experiences to Black Women in San Diego

By |2019-11-08T18:29:59+00:00November 6th, 2019|Health, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, United States|

Darynée Blount had every intention of becoming a lawyer. But after traumatic birth experiences with her first two children, she decided to pursue [...]

12 06, 2019

Redefining Fatherhood: One New Dad’s Journey as a Preemie Parent

By |2019-06-14T14:10:30+00:00June 12th, 2019|Health, Malawi, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health|

When Martha was born, her mother Enipha says she was barely the size of her own slender forearm. The nurse on [...]

15 05, 2019

It Takes A Village: Transforming Care for Preterm Babies

By |2019-05-16T14:42:06+00:00May 15th, 2019|Health, Malawi, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health|

A mural painted on an outside wall of the Balaka District Hospital in Malawi has the following message translated in Chichewa: “Everyone [...]

5 05, 2019

Midwives Matter: A Lifeline for Vulnerable Mothers and Babies in Malawi

By |2019-05-28T15:37:15+00:00May 5th, 2019|Health, Malawi, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health|

Irene Kamanga’s career was born in a waiting room. Growing up in a rural area of Malawi, she saw how difficult it [...]

16 11, 2018

Working Together to Save Lives of Small and Sick Babies

By |2018-11-16T21:07:27+00:00November 16th, 2018|Health, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, United States|

When Amialya Durairaj was preparing to welcome twins into the world, she never anticipated a 14-month children’s hospital stay. Yet, like more [...]

11 05, 2018

Medical Care with a Mother’s Touch: A Look Inside Casa Materna

By |2019-03-26T20:12:47+00:00May 11th, 2018|Guatemala, Health, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health|

Maya families in Guatemala’s western highlands recently gathered to break open piñatas and eat cake. In this isolated region, where maternal [...]

18 12, 2017

Prenatal Vitamin Distribution to Boost Newborn Outcomes in Liberia

By |2018-02-15T00:11:32+00:00December 18th, 2017|Health, Liberia, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health|

Each year in Liberia, 14% of babies are born too small, weighing less than 5.5 pounds. Complications due to low birth weight [...]

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