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India can reduce maternal deaths

n many parts of the world, including in India, profuse and uncontrolled bleeding after birth accounts for more than half of all maternal deaths. Massaging the womb, and timely, i.e., within 60 seconds of birth, administration of easily available low-cost drugs such as oxytocin can have a dramatic impact on this bleeding.

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Learning Across Geographies: Common Challenges and Innovative Approaches to Save Mothers and Babies

A community of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) practitioners gathered to share what’s worked in the field, how, and why. Read about how they created a marketplace of strategies and identified new approaches to adapt to their own settings.

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Learning from Failure to Reduce Maternal Deaths

The topic of failure has been embraced by leaders in fields ranging from technology to science to economics to art and many in between. As an Ob/Gyn and women’s health advocate, I couldn’t help but make the connection between learning from failure and the global push to end preventable maternal deaths, especially ahead of next week's Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference.

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User-experience design: putting the “I” in “innovation” for digital health technologies

In global health, it's a long path to bring a technology to market and reach the people it was designed for. To maximize the probability of impact, the process must begin with the end user.

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Reducing Maternal Mortality in U.S., India & Worldwide Through Knowledge Sharing From the Frontlines

From the U.S. to India, knowledge sharing efforts of neonatal nurses & other frontline health workers is critical to reducing maternal mortality.

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