Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Prenatal Vitamin Distribution to Boost Newborn Outcomes in Liberia

Each year in Liberia, 14% of babies are born too small, weighing less than 5.5 pounds. Complications due to low birth weight (LBW) in newborns can cause a series of problems including increased vulnerability to infectious diseases and, in some cases, death. One of the leading causes of LBW in newborns in Liberia is poor [...]

Breastfeeding Takes A Community

On August 1, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) kicked off World Breastfeeding Week and Breastfeeding Awareness Month with a clear message: “Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job.” At Project Concern International (PCI), that sentiment has long been echoed in both the organization’s policies and programs, which seek to create a culture of support [...]

Every Preemie—SCALE Convenes Technical Experts Around Safe & Effective Care of Preterm Babies

Complication from preterm birth (babies born too soon) is the number one cause of death around the world for children under age five. In the United States, almost one in ten babies is born preterm--the 6th highest rate in the world. Yet, the vast majority of these babies survive while in low-income countries the majority [...]

New WHO Antenatal Care Recommendations: An Important Step Toward Saving Lives, Says Every Preemie

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new Antenatal Care Recommendations to help improve care of pregnant women and reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. Every Preemie-SCALE supports these guidelines as critical steps to saving lives around the world. Every Preemie – SCALE (Scaling, Catalyzing, Advocating, [...]