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Lancet Maternal Health Series 2016

Maternal Health Series

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. The sheer scale of maternal health issues makes maternal well being and survival vital concerns. A decade after The Lancet published a Series on ... Read more

WHO is launching 3 publications to help countries improve their data on stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths

The most recent estimates for maternal and newborn death and stillbirth predict that one life is lost each 6 seconds.

WHO is launching 3 publications to help countries improve their data on stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths. The first publication, the "WHO Application of the International Classification of Disease-10 to deaths during the perinatal period" (ICD-PM), is a standardized ... Read more

Counting and reviewing every birth and death is key to preventing future tragedies

WHO has launched two new tools to help countries improve their data on stillbirths and neonatal deaths

Every day, women die during childbirth and babies are born stillborn. With quality health care throughout pregnancy and childbirth, many of these deaths could be prevented, but countries often lack the knowledge and capacity needed to take actions to stop ... Read more

Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

The largest generation of adolescents and young people in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. This new Lancet Commission argues that there are both current threats, ... Read more

Zika virus infection website

Continuously updated with information and resources

The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing and developing research priorities, protocols and data capture systems alongside the latest epidemiological and clinical management information about Zika infection. Also in Espanol and Portugues. Read more

3ie How-To Videos

3ie’s How-To videos use a simple step-by-step approach for explaining theoretical concepts.

The How-To videos on impact evaluation draw from examples of impact evaluations to show you how to apply technical concepts. The videos in this series explore various topics related to designing, implementing and using impact evaluations. A short quiz at ... Read more

Global Health Media Project: Breast Feeding Videos

In recognition of the importance of breastfeeding for newborn lives, Global Health Media Project has produced a new set of videos designed to help breastfeeding mothers.

Breastfeeding is a skill that is learned most effectively by "seeing and doing". The power of visuals is vitally important for mothers learning how to breastfeed. Our nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by ... Read more

Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox

3rd Edition free and available online

Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. The 3rd edition of “Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox” has been compiled by over 30 contributors with extensive direct ... Read more

The Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry: a multi-national, community-based registry of pregnancy outcomes

The Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (Global Network) supports and conducts clinical trials in resource-limited countries by pairing foreign and U.S. investigators, with the goal of evaluating low-cost, sustainable interventions.

Accurate reporting of births, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal mortality, and measures of obstetric and neonatal care is critical to efforts to discover strategies for improving pregnancy outcomes in resource-limited settings. Because most of the sites in the Global Network have ... Read more

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