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One Million Visits!

The Global Health Network would like to thank all of the researchers and groups who have made the effort to share their materials

The Global Health Network is celebrating a major milestone in it’s quest to enable life-saving evidence to be gathered in the world’s poorest countries. This is all about a digital platform for medical researchers around the world that is changing ... Read more

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study shows

The study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, found that 14-year-old adolescents who had contact with mental health services had a greater decrease in depressive symptoms than those with similar difficulties but without contact.

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research ... Read more

Caesarean births affecting human evolution

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists

More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study. Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s ... Read more

Midwives' voices, midwives' realities report 2016

By WHO

The "Midwives voices, midwives realities report 2016" documents the voices and realities of 2470 midwifery personnel in 93 countries and describes, from their perspective, the barriers they experience to providing quality, respectful care for women, newborns and their families. The ... Read more

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

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

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

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New NIHR Themed Review: Better Beginnings

by National Institute for Health Research

This themed review brings together NIHR research on different aspects of health before, during and after pregnancy. It features:

  • 46 published studies
  • 28 ongoing studies or interim results
  • Questions for ...

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