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State of the World's Mothers

Save the Children recently released the 2013 State of the World's Mothers report. The report highlights the challenges faced in saving newborn lives, and points to corticosteroids, chlorhexidine, antibiotics, and resuscitation equipment as low-cost measures to reduce newborn mortality.

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A potential game changer for neonatal mortality

Hodgins et al. report that chlorhexidine, a low cost, effective antiseptic, has the potential to prevent 1 in 6 neonatal deaths.

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New paper on newborn health technology in low-resource setttings

Thairu et al. recently reviewed medical devices that address newborn health in low- resource settings, with the aim of identifying existing and potential barriers to their actual and efficient use in these settings.

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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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