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Access to essential technologies for safe childbirth report

Reliable availability of health technologies, including equipment, medicines, and consumable supplies, is essential to ensure successful childbirth practices proven to prevent avoidable maternal and newborn mortality. The majority of global maternal and newborn deaths take place in Africa and Asia, yet few data exist that describe the availability of childbirth-related health technologies in these regions. Spector et al. conducted a cross-sectional survey of health workers in Africa and Asia in order to profile the availability of health technologies considered to be essential to providing safe childbirth care.


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'Accelerating Progress in Saving the Lives of Women and Children' Report

The 2013 report for the Global Campaign, Accelerating Progress in saving the Lives of Women and Children, provides an update on the significant developments and new commitments to improving the lives of women and children since 2010. Please see the full report for details.

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Saving Lives at Birth: Round 3

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. Round 3 applications are due by March 28th, 2013.

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New journal article from MANDATE

The MANDATE team recently published a new article in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 'The MANDATE model for evaluating interventions to reduce postpartum hemorrhage' can be accessed here:


MNH technology in low-resource settings

A recent article by Thairu et al. explores the medical devices designed for newborns in low-resource settings, and the barriers to their use. For more information, please see: