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Pulse Nigeria

bayo wahab

9 September 2021

Nigeria

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Hacey Health Initiative and Alabiyamo Maternal and Child Healthcare Foundation are improving maternal and newborn health in rural communities. The groups have provided more than 50,000 birthing kits containing sterili...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jonathan Levine

19 April 2021

South Sudan

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As a way to help train frontline health workers in developing countries about childbirth practices and child health, a nurse practitioner launched a video production project to offer short instructional films. In the ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Christabel Ligami

29 March 2021

Kenya

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To help mothers who aren't able to supply their newborn with an adequate supply of breast milk, a hospital in Kenya has developed a milk bank. At the breast milk bank, new mothers can donate a portion of their supply ...

Science Africa

Sharon Atieno

16 March 2021

Siaya County, Kenya

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In Kenya's Siaya County, community-selected individuals known as nyamrerwa are trained "to address healthcare issues of individuals and communities in their respective localities." The initiative is part of a larger s...

Nigeria Health Watch

Paul Adepoju

8 March 2021

Nigeria

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An app is offering reproductive healthcare help to women in Nigeria who don't always have access to reliable maternal and prenatal health information. While it does require the user to have access to technology, it ha...

The Washington Post

Ashley Nguyen

1 March 2021

Minnesota, United States

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In 2013, Minnesota’s Medical Assistance Medicaid program expanded to include access for those who were providing support as doulas, but many barriers faced those who tried to get on the registry. From a registration f...

The Oaklandside

Sonya Lustig

1 March 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, a group of Black birth workers has been working to improve prenatal and postpartum care for mothers by offering care that is designed “by, for, and with Black people.” The group uses a series o...

TheCable

Kelechukwu Iruoma

8 January 2021

Cross River, Nigeria

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The Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative in Cross River state is helping to address a gap in services that women had been facing during childbirth and reduce the state's and Nigeria's overall maternal mortali...

BBC

Bara’atu Ibrahim

22 December 2020

Nigeria

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Women who faced difficulty getting to the nearest hospital when they were in labor, organized to raise money to buy a car that could be used as an emergency vehicle. Although having the car has helped significantly wi...

Next City

Sarah Kwon

14 October 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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A doula program in San Francisco is helping to create jobs and build equity in maternal health, especially for Black mothers. Training is free for the client as well as for the doulas, with trainees also receiving men...

The Lily

Sarah Stankorb

3 September 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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A local collaborative in Hamilton County, Ohio has reduced infant mortality by initiating regional educational campaigns and creating “sacred spaces” where Black women meet and learn how to become empowered to "tell t...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

Adaobi Ezeokoli

2 September 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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When the reality of the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Nigeria, health officials at Lagos University Teaching Hospital prioritized preparatory training and created a COVID-19 volunteer team of responders. These effor...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

25 June 2020

Kano, Nigeria

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When COVID-19 cases began spreading in Kano, the local maternity hospital saw a decrease in patients coming for their appointments, so the hospital adapted and started seeing the women in their own homes. Using their ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Taiwo Adebulu

16 June 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

13 January 2020

Vermont, United States

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Vermont has opened its first donor milk center which acts as a breast milk bank for mothers that are in need of milk for their newborn babies. The Vermont Donor Milk Center aims to be a "one-stop shop," and also offer...

Positive.News

Peter Yeung

11 November 2019

Ghana

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A new vaccine to prevent malaria has shown promise in clinical studies and is now being more widely distributed in Africa. Although doctors caution that it is not fail-proof, when used in conjunction with other safety...

NPR

Joe Palca

7 October 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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It's often difficult to detect eye diseases such as cancer in infants and toddlers because they have trouble sitting still, but a new smartphone app is helping eliminate this challenge. Parents are able to scan photos...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Kara Leigh Lofton

18 September 2019

West Virginia, United States

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States typically do no employ an exact protocol for treating opioid-dependent pregnant women, but several states including Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky are working on addressing this gap in health care. Althou...

100 Days in Appalachia

Jess Mador

17 September 2019

Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, health officials are fighting against the the opioid epidemic by educating opioid-affected pregnant women about neonatal abstinence syndrome. Although several approaches have been implemented, the Volunt...

100 Days in Appalachia

Jess Mador

17 September 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center clinic has engaged a specific set of experts to form the High Risk Obstetrical Consultants team that focuses on treating opioid-addicted pregnant women as well as the infant ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

27 August 2019

Lagos, Nigeria

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Providing mothers with access to health education during and after pregnancy helps reduce child mortality. In Nigeria, the Mamacare program teaches pregnant women about nutrition, hygiene, and infant health at clinics...

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