Category Archives: Maternal & Child Health

Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

by Guy Taylor, Siobhan Devine, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), February 2018 44 pp. 4.9 MB https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Every_Child_Alive_The_urgent_need_to_en d_newborn_deaths.pdf Every year, 2.6 million babies die before turning one month old. One million of them take their first … Continue reading

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Chlorhexidine for neonatal infection: the ‘game-changer’ we’ve all been waiting for?

by Victoria Ponce Hardy Tropical Medicine and International Health – First published: 12 February 2018 2 pp. 37 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.13032/epdf That chlorhexidine is a useful commodity in the fight against neonatal infection-related mortality is not disputed. However, its presentation as … Continue reading

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Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

Updated 3rd Edition 2018 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and World Health Organization, 2018 460 pp. 8.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260156/1/9780999203705-eng.pdf?ua=1 The 2018 edition of the Handbook includes new WHO recommendations that expand contraceptive choices. Also, guidance … Continue reading

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The War on Children: Time to End Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict

by Mariam Kirollos, Caroline Anning, Gunvor Knag Fylkesnes et al. Save the Children International, 2018 44 pp. 3.6 MB https://www.savethechildren.net/waronchildren/pdf/waronchildren.pdf More children than ever before – at least 357 million globally – are now living in areas affected by conflict, … Continue reading

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Contribution of perinatal conditions to cerebral palsy in Uganda

by Jane Hassell, Cally Tann, Richard Idro et al. The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 6, March 2018 2 pp. 58 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(18)30041-X.pdf Worldwide, an estimated 93 million children are disabled, 80% of whom live in low-income countries. Cohort studies in … Continue reading

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Effect of a mass radio campaign on family behaviours and child survival in Burkina Faso: a repeated cross-sectional, cluster-randomised trial

by Sophie Sarrassat, Prof Nicolas Meda, Hermann Badolo et al. The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 6, Issue 3, March 2018, pp. e330–e341 12 pp. 700 kB https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214109X18300044/pdfft? md5=75530a9ed6190f3c874a34791c795c51&pid=1-s2.0-S2214109X18300044-main.pdf Media campaigns can potentially reach a large audience at relatively low cost … Continue reading

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Paediatric schistosomiasis: What we know and what we need to know

by Derick N. M. Osakunor, Mark E. J. Woolhouse, Francisca Mutapi PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(2): e0006144 – February 8, 2018 16 pp. 2.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006144&type=printable Schistosomiasis affects over 200 million people worldwide, most of whom are children. Research … Continue reading

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Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

by Ties Boerma, Jennifer Requejo, Cesar Victora et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 2017 102 pp. 10.4 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Countdown-2030.pdf This new report includes profiles on 81 countries which together account for 95% of … Continue reading

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INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

by Alexander Butchart, Susan Hillis, Angela Burton et al. World Health Organization, 2016 108 pp. 1.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/207717/1/9789241565356-eng.pdf?ua=1 Globally, hundreds of millions of children – up to one billion – have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past … Continue reading

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Integrating malaria education into primary school activities

by Fernando Bambo, Jorge Domingos Bande, Gonçalves Chivambo Bacar et al. Malaria Consortium Moçambique, February 2018 8 pp. 4.9 MB http://www.malariaconsortium.org/media- downloads/1079/Integrating%20malaria%20education%20into%20primary%20school% 20activities This Learning Brief shares Malaria Consortium’s experience in integrating edutainment-based malaria sessions into primary school classroom activities, … Continue reading

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