Saving Newborn Lives at Save the Children and the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health brought the maternal and newborn health communities together to identify opportunities for integrated quality care during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods.
The presentations, videos, and Storify archives of Day 1 and Day 2 are now available. Also, follow the blog series on the MHTF and the Healthy Newborn Network blogs.
INTERGROWTH-21st, an international study led by researchers at Oxford University published its results, which prove the previously held belief that size and growth of babies differ due to ethnicity and race is not true.
Fetal growth and birthlength are incredibly similar when babies are born to well-nourished, well-educated mothers—despite diverse ethnic and genetic backgrounds.
Read The Lancet articles:
International standards for fetal growth based on serial ultrasound measurements
International standards for newborn weight, length, and head circumference by gestational age and sex
The Adding Content to Contact team has been researching care delivery around the world. They have now published eight case studies highlighting various methods of delivering antenatal and postnatal care in a variety of settings