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Progress towards MDGS 4 and 5

A recent article by Bhutta and Black in the New England Journal of Medicine presents the progress that has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to maternal and child mortality, and the challenges that remain in achieving the goals by 2015.

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New PATH assessment of maternal health technologies utilizes MANDATE

A new study from PATH used a variety of tools, including MANDATE, to assess technologies for their potential to reduce maternal mortality from postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia and eclampsia in low-resource settings.

The citation for the paper is:

Herrick, TM, Harner-Jay, CM, Levisay, AM, Coffey, PS, Free, MJ and LaBarre, PD. (2014). Prioritizing investments in innovations to protect women from the leading causes of maternal death. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14:10.


Saving Lives at Birth- Round 4

The RFA for Round 4 of the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge was recently released. USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID invite applications that address challenges to healthy pregnancies and births.

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'Born Too Soon' Update

A 2013 update for the  Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Premature Birth is now available. Please click on the link below to learn more about the work being done to reduce neonatal mortality from preterm birth.

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New series on treatment of newborn infection

A special nine-article series in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal presents innovative treatments for severe newborn infections, including community-based solutions.

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