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Adapting the Safe Childbirth Checklist to Reduce Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in India

In August 2017, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted a seminar featuring Beena Varghese, Senior Health Economist at the Public Health Foundation of India, who presented findings from a study she led in Rajasthan, India to examine the impact of an adapted version of the World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist on rates of stillbirth and very early neonatal deaths...read more

Categories: Maternal Health Quality of Maternal Health Care

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Uganda’s boda boda babies: Indian-made motorcycle taxis come to the rescue of pregnant women

Utilisation of the partogram among nurses and midwives in selected health facilities in the Eastern Province of Rwanda

The Best Available Tools to Measure Women’s Childbirth Experiences

Understanding women’s experiences during childbirth is an important component of addressing issues related to the quality of maternal health care. However, measuring the quality of maternal health care, and specifically women’s experiences, is notoriously difficult. A recent paper reviewed existing measurement tools that aim to capture women’s childbirth experiences and offered recommendations...read more

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Estimates of burden and consequences of infants born small for gestational age in low and middle income countries with INTERGROWTH-21st standard: Analysis of CHERG datasets

Baby-Friendly Hospital designation has a sustained impact on continued breastfeeding

In Vitro fertilization and adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes

The ResQu Index: A new instrument to appraise the quality of research on birth place