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New WHO guidance on improving preterm birth outcomes

The WHO recently published new guidance about improving pregnancy outcomes of women at imminent risk of preterm birth, and improving neonatal outcomes of preterm infants soon after birth. The WHO recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes are now available and can be accessed at the following link:

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Reducing maternal mortality from preeclampsia and eclampsia in low-resource countries

Using the MANDATE model, the MANDATE team evaluated interventions to reduce preeclampsia and eclampsia-related maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.

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MANDATE Analyses of Impact of Tranexamic Acid on Reducing Maternal Mortality

Tranexamic acid, a drug to reduce bleeding during surgical cases including postpartum bleeding, is potentially suitable for community settings. Using the MANDATE model, we sought to determine the impact of tranexamic acid on PPH-related maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The analyses point to the importance of preventive and treatment interventions compatible with home and clinic use, especially for sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of births occur at home or community health clinics. Given its feasibility to be given in the home, tranexamic acid has potential to save many lives.

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The 2014 'Countdown to 2015' Report

Today, at the Partners' Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, the most recent 'Countdown to 2015' report was released. The new report includes profiles all of the 75 'Countdown' countries and their progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Assessment of the data used to support decision-making in maternal and child health is also included.

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USAID Global Health Programs Progress Report

USAID Global Health Programs released its annual progress report today. The agency's report highlights its work in ending preventable maternal and child deaths, including scale up of low-cost lifesaving innovations.

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