Working alongside Indian health officials, USAID is showing how simple antibiotic injections in the hands of heroic local health workers are saving newborn lives.
As the first country to achieve nationwide scale-up of chlorhexidine for newborn cord care, Nepal has become a “living university” for the world. Its experience provides crucial evidence, lessons learned, and resources for other countries seeking to introduce or scale-up chlorhexidine.
When each of my three children was born, a stream of nurses and doctors made sure that my wife and children would be safe. In many countries around the world, however, the situation is far different: the availability of medicines and skilled health workers are not assured. Therefore, there are no guarantees of a … Continue reading “Simple solutions to global problems: How two medicines promise life for mothers and infants in Nigeria”
Sierra Leone isn’t renowned for its network connectivity or technology. Only 38% of the population has a mobile phone, and only 1.6% of the population has reliable internet access. Even in resource limited sites, mobile data collection platforms have proven to be smart solutions to ensure high-quality real-time data as long as they’re tailored to local contexts.
In Timor Leste, where development indicators and immunization coverage are among the worst in Asia, an immunization intervention implemented by JSI is increasing the effectiveness, quality, and accessibility of immunization services.
On November 17, the global health community will commemorate World Prematurity Day, which reminds me of my experience giving birth to my son
It is time for international attention to children’s health to shift focus to the newborn period – a crucial time of life that requires specific strategies.
I was recently in Ethiopia for the JSI Global Maternal and Child Health Conference and spent a day visiting a health post that’s supported by JSI’s Saving Newborn Lives initiative. Saving Newborn Lives works to make sure that more babies are attended to in their first seven days of life.
In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for umbilical cord-stump care. Their recommendation at that time was that antimicrobials need not be applied unless warranted by local conditions, which could result in higher infection risk. In those guidelines, the WHO also acknowledged that more evidence was required concerning possible benefits of antiseptic use. In response, … Continue reading “A new tool for newborn health: chlorhexidine”
The Healthy Newborn Network interviewed Dr. Nabeela Ali, Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns – the PAIMAN project