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Steve Wall

Title Senior Advisor for Technical Support
Organization Saving Newborn Lives

Steve Wall is a pediatrician and neonatologist who serves as Senior Director of Technical Leadership for Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children.  He has over 10 years of experience providing technical guidance for Save’s newborn health programs, research, and policy work at global level and in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  Before joining Save, he was on the faculty in Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.

Posts By Steve Wall

Blending Science and Culture to Speed Adoption of Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo mother care promotes maternal-infant bonding and physiological stability in the newborn, facilitates breastfeeding, provides warmth, reduces risk of serious infections and mortality of premature infants by about 50 percent.

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Blending Science and Culture to Accelerate Kangaroo Mother Care

In Istanbul, Turkey, a city where East meets West, and emblematic of our challenge to meld state-of-the-art science with age-old parental instincts to provide newborn children with food, warmth and love, a group came together in October, 2013, to “bend the curve” on newborn survival through acceleration of adoption of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC).

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Accelerating Global Practice of Kangaroo Mother Care

If universal KMC coverage was achieved, it is estimated that it could save the lives of more than 450,000 preterm newborns each year.

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