Category Archives: Maternal & Child Health

The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an adjusted service target model to estimate the ideal mix of health care professionals to cover population need

by Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Andrea Nove, Laura Sochas et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:46 – Published: 4 July 2017 17 pp. 1.2 MB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017-0221-4?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com There is a need to move beyond universal benchmarks for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn … Continue reading

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Mapping under-5 and neonatal mortality in Africa, 2000–15: a baseline analysis for the Sustainable Development Goals

by Nick Golding, Roy Burstein, Joshua Longbottom et al. The Lancet, Vol. 390, No. 10108, pp. 2171–2182, 11 November 2017 12 pp. 9.8 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)31758-0.pdf In the absence of unprecedented political commitment, financial support, and medical advances, the viability of … Continue reading

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A new use for an old tool: maternity waiting homes to improve equity in rural childbirth care. Results from a cross-sectional hospital and community survey in Tanzania

by Piera Fogliati, Manuela Straneo, Sabina Mangi et al. Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 32, Issue 10, 1 December 2017, pp. 1354–1360 7 pp. 158 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article-pdf/32/10/1354/21556711/czx100.pdf The authors aimed to determine whether Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) may be a … Continue reading

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Intrauterine Device Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

by Victoria K. Cortessis, Malcolm Barrett, Niquelle BrownWade et al. Obstetrics & Gynecology, November 03, 2017 11 pp. 1.2 MB http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Intrauterine_Device_Use _and_Cervical_Cancer_Risk_.98222.aspx The study aimed to estimate the association between use of an intrauterine device (IUD) and risk of cervical … Continue reading

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Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

by WOMAN Trial Collaborators Lancet 2017; 389: 2105–16 – Published Online April 26, 2017 12 pp. 1.4 MB http://thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)30638-4.pdf Post-partum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide. Early administration of tranexamic acid reduces deaths due to bleeding in … Continue reading

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Global Nutrition Report 2017: Nourishing the SDGs

by Corinna Hawkes, Jessica Fanzo, Emorn Udomkesmalee et al. The Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group, November 2017 115 pp. 4.5 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Report_2017.pdf The Global Nutrition Report 2017, launched at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan, Italy, highlights the need for … Continue reading

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The effect of a performance-based financing program on HIV and maternal/child health services in Mozambique – an impact evaluation

by Yogesh Rajkotia, Omer Zang, Pierre Nguimkeu et al. Health Policy and Planning, 0, 2017, 1–11, Published: 23 October 2017 11 pp. 260 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx106/21359837/czx106.pdf Performance-based financing (PBF) is a mechanism by which health providers are paid on the … Continue reading

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Outpatient Management of Children with World Health Organization Chest Indrawing Pneumonia: Implementation Risks and Proposed Solutions

by Eric D McCollum and Amy Sarah Ginsburg Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 9, 16 October 2017, pp. 1560–1564, 5 pp. 116 kB https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-pdf/65/9/1560/21299374/cix543.pdf This Viewpoints article details recommendation for the World Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness … Continue reading

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Understanding Drivers of Infant Deaths in Rural Rwanda Through Verbal and Social Autopsy: a Mixed Methods Analysis

by Shalini Navale, Lameck Habumugisha, Cheryl Amoroso et al. Annals of Global Health (2017) – Article in Press 25 pp. 1.0 MB http://www.annalsofglobalhealth.org/article/S2214-9996(17)30684-7/pdf Rwanda has been a leader in the global effort to reduce infant mortality particularly in regions of … Continue reading

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Fighting for Breath: A call to action on childhood pneumonia

by Kevin Watkins, Simon Wright, Alexis Le Nestour et al. The Save the Children Fund, 2017 83 pp. 4.3 MB https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/global/reports/health-and- nutrition/fighting-for-breath-final-low-res.pdf Pneumonia is the number one infectious killer of children. It claimed some 920,000 lives in 2015 – more … Continue reading

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