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Reducing Neonatal Mortality in Kenya by Skilling Neonatal Specialist Care

By Joyce Chimbi (Lead Writer) In 2014, when Edith Mumbi’s twins were born, they had a low birth weight and were admitted into the neonatal unit at a public health facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Mumbi was discharged two days after giving birth but visited her babies daily to breastfeed them. “The babies showed signs of […]

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Crib A’Glow: Saving tiny hearts in the FCT through technology

Placed on a hospital cupboard about two meters from the ground, the little box glows with a brilliant blue light, beautiful in the dark. Unlike the normal incubator used in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), the box measures approximately about 1m x 0.5m x1m (3ft x 2ft x 2ft) and weighs a little above 5 […]

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Accountability NOW: A Summit to Advance Newborn and Maternal Health in Nigeria

Editor: The National Summit on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) will take place in Abuja on February 16-18. The inaugural Summit will address accountability in healthcare delivery for women, newborns, and other vulnerable groups.  By now it is no secret that Nigeria’s maternal and child health indicators, while improving, are still at […]