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On 6/13/18 the PTW/LBW global technical working group on implementation challenges & solutions came together to talk about family centered care across the world. The group include USIAD, WHO, PCI, GAPP, American College of Nurse Midwives, Every Preemie Scale, Save the Children and more. What is family centered care needed to be defined? Is it […]

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Today the RMC neonatal working group met to discuss respectful neonatal care. The RMC working group consists of several governmental and nongovernmental organizations that are working on maternal and neonatal issues. The RMC maternal working group was responsible for writing the WHO Respectful Maternal Care document. During the process of writing the document it became […]

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For the first time, newborns were given their own space at the World Health Assembly. Why is this important? Because if the newborn is not considered a person they have no recognizable rights to care, respect or dignity. Without rights the newborn can be born and not registered as a person, given their own individual […]

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As Lily Kak from USAID said “now is the time.” What was she talking about? The time to really dialogue about the sick and fragile neonate. For years the focus has been on community care and safe birth attendants and the sick fragile infant in LMIC needs have been ignored. But no longer on April […]

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