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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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Protecting Mothers and Babies through Maternal Immunization

Almost 700,000 children under one month die each year due to infectious diseases, such as pneumonia or sepsis. Maternal Immunization is increasingly being recognized as a unique approach to potentially confer protection via passive transfer of maternal antibodies across the placenta to protect infants during their first few months of life.

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Maternal Immunization: Partners Convene to Align on Way Forward

Partners gathered in Berlin, Germany earlier this year to better understand the challenges, knowledge gaps and potential impact of maternal immunization.

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Invest in Health Workers Today to Save Lives Tomorrow

What happens to a struggling newborn if her caregivers aren't well trained? The first minute of life is crucial.

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Fighting One of the Leading Causes of Newborn Death

The results of this study could be ground breaking, empowering parents with the opportunity to choose treatment approaches that are provided closer to home while breaking down many of the cultural, social and economic barriers they face, and giving newborns throughout low and middle income countries the chance they need to survive the newborn period.

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