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Maternal and Newborn Health Registry Study of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research

The objective of this study was to implement a vital statistics registry system to register pregnant women and document birth outcomes in the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research sites in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Report

The present paper provides an overview of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, Healthy Newborn Partnership, and Child Survival Partnership and their eventual merge into the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) in 2005. The promise and past successes of the PMNCH are highlighted, with a particular focus on the PMNCH's partner-centric approach showing the importance of collaboration for progress. The aims of the strategic framework for 2012–2015 are presented within the context of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, launched in 2010, and growing political momentum to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, respectively). The next 4years leading to 2015 are critical, and the global community must continue to work together to ensure all women and children are reached with key interventions proven to reduce mortality.

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Technologies for Global Health report

A collaboration between The Lancet and Imperial College London has resulted in a Commission, which explores how medical technology should best be used to improve health in low- and middle-income countries. The report concludes that in many cases, medical technology—almost exclusively developed in rich countries—is simply inappropriate for use in poorer nations.

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Saving Lives at Birth- Round 2 Finalists

The second round of finalists for the Saving Lives at Birth competition were recently announced. The theme for this round was “Meeting Families Where They Are".

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Updated maternal mortality estimates

WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and the World Bank recently released updated maternal mortality estimates for 2012. The report, Trends in Mortality: 1990 to 2010, confirm that the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth (278,000) is declining, but there is more work to be done in delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted and every childbirth is safe.

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