Tag: D4L2014

The Evolution of Preterm Infant Care

  They say that big things come in small packages, and preterm babies are no exception.  By definition, preterm birth is a birth that occurs before 37 weeks of gestation.  The number of complications rise drastically every week before 32 weeks of gestation as does the costs of care.  The article “A Preemie Revolution” by…
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Innovations Abound at the Saving Lives at Birth Development XChange 2014

  On August 1, 2014, hundreds of development professionals will convene in Washington D.C. for the Saving Lives at Birth Development XChange. The XChange showcases the 52 finalists and their proposals, widdled down from an initial 500 proposals. Additionally, the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the event. The Saving Lives…
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Assessment of WHO and UNICEF’s EVERY NEWBORN: An Action Plan To End Preventable Deaths

    The United Nation’s Every Woman Every Child movement has expanded their “Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed” Call to Action to target the most critical and impactful period of a child’s life: the neonatal period. The neonatal period refers to the first 28 days of a newborn’s life, a period in which…
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Got Data?

  If you’re a scientist, and you have to have an answer, even in the absence of data, you’re not going to be a good scientist. –Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson Data can do a lot. It is an essential component in reaching global health equity. It provides the tools for the mapping of where diseases…
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World Health Day 2014

The link between local community health and global health is often overlooked. When poor health systems are discussed it is often in the context of “us vs. them” a developed to developing relationship that has very few parallels.  In many ways this is true: the diseases that plague the developing world are not as prevalent…
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