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Topics / Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

Safeguarding the health of mothers and young children is one of the world’s most urgent priorities and a core focus of our work. Every year in developing countries, millions of mothers and their babies die during childbirth or in the first months of life. These deaths can be prevented.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Innovation: Using New Tools to Develop New Solutions

If you gave a box with 400 LEGO pieces to a group of children, you’d get back some amazing creations. When the Gates Foundation, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched the Malaria Box challenge in 2012, we wanted to tap into the same kind of ingenuity. But instead of LEGOS, our box included 400 different chemical compounds that are active against the malaria parasite. And instead of castles or monsters or suspension bridges, we were building new treatments with the power to help us end malaria for good.

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Innovative Immunization Training in Nigeria

Following the Teach to Reach summit, which focused on improving immunization training, immunization specialists share successes and lessons learned in their efforts to innovate and improve around immunization training in Nigeria.

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Quality, Not Quantity of Care for Maternal and Child Health

It’s not about counting how many times a mother interacts with antenatal services or comes to the facility, but it’s what happens in these encounters that matters.

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Realizations on the Road to Reforming Immunization Supply Chains

A trip to Mozambique sheds light on the potential impact of new immunization supply chain models and the challenges that must be addressed to achieve supply chain system transformation.

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Mentoring a New Generation of Nurses in India―Saving Lives

In 2012 the Bihar government, together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a Mobile Nurse Mentoring Program called AMANAT (meaning “something given in trust”) in public health facilities of Bihar. The project is showing promising results.

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