Publications

Simple treatment for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers around the world

New evidence suggests low-cost drug should become frontline response for major blood loss after childbirth   An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study published in The Lancet. The global trial of 20,000 women found […]

Launch of ENAP inpatient care for small and sick newborns online survey on World Prematurity Day

How should we measure inpatient care for small and sick newborns? Launch of online Every Newborn Action Plan survey on World Prematurity Day on the 17th November! An estimated 2.7 million newborns die each year – many of these deaths occur in small and sick babies. Many newborn lives could be saved, and illness prevented, with […]

Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics: ENAP & INDEPTH Research Protocol Design Workshop

This workshop report presents the main discussions and findings of the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics ENAP & INDEPTH Research Protocol Design Workshops’ held from the 15th to 17th of June 2016 in Kampala, Uganda. The research focuses on three objectives: 1. Improving household survey capture of stillbirths and neonatal deaths; 2. Improving household survey […]

Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics: Design Workshop for Facility-based Testing of Coverage Metrics

This workshop report presents the main discussions and findings of the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan Metrics Design Workshop for Facility-based Testing of Coverage Metrics’ held from the 20th to 22nd of April 2016 in Old Windsor, UK. The main focus of this workshop was to enable technical review of the plans for facility-based research and to […]

Countdown to 2015 Country Case Studies: Analysing progress towards maternal and child survival in the Millennium Development Goal era

Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival (Countdown) began in 2003, monitoring and analysing country progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 (reduce child mortality) and 5 (improve maternal health). For 12 years Countdown synthesised data on coverage and its key determinants across the continuum of care for women’s and children’s health. […]