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Global Network featured in the Seminars in Perinatology supplement Link

November 06, 2019:

Ed Liechty was the editor for a special supplement to the Seminars in Perinatology journal, which featured numerous Global Network colleagues. The supplement focused on the current statue of in children in low and middle income countries, and articles included topics such as traditional birth attendants, malaria in pregnancy, and ultrasound use in low-resource settings.

 

UNICEF Report: Children, food and nutrition Link

October 21, 2019:

Poor diets are leading to alarming levels of child malnutrition worldwide, with millions of children who are stunted, overweight or lacking essential vitamins and nutrients. one-third of children under 5 aren’t growing well because they aren’t eating well. 

UNICEF’s latest report, The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition: Growing well in a changing world, examines the issue of children, food and nutrition and provides a fresh perspective on this rapidly evolving challenge. 

 

WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health

October 04, 2019:

Congratulations to the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi on their designation as a “WHO Collaborating Center Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health” for a period of four years effective from September 16, 2019 with the following ”Terms of Reference”:

 

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Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) and size at birth: A population-based analysis using the Finnish Medical Birth Register Link

February 28, 2019:

Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) is used clinically to prepare the fetal lung for impending preterm birth, but animal and human studies link corticosteroids to smaller size. Read More »

 

Recent Publications

Maternal Characteristics Affect Fetal Growth Response in the Women First Preconception Nutrition Trial.

Hambidge KM, Bann CM, McClure EM, Westcott JE, Garcés A, Figueroa L, Goudar SS, Dhaded SM, Pasha O, Ali SA, Derman RJ, Goldenberg RL, Koso-Thomas M, Somannavar MS, Herekar V, Khan U, Krebs NF. Maternal Characteristics Affect Fetal Growth Response in the Women First Preconception Nutrition Trial. Nutrients. 2019 Oct; 11(10): . PubMed: 31640153 Protocols: Women First View


 
Place of delivery and perinatal mortality in Kenya.

Kunkel M, Marete I, Cheng ER, Bucher S, Liechty E, Esamai F, Moore JL, McClure E, Vreeman RC. Place of delivery and perinatal mortality in Kenya. Semin. Perinatol.. 2019 Aug; 43(5): 252-259. PubMed: 31104765 Protocols: Maternal Newborn Health Registry View


 
Trends of antenatal care during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries: Findings from the global network maternal and newborn health registry.

Tikmani SS, Ali SA, Saleem S, Bann CM, Mwenechanya M, Carlo WA, Figueroa L, Garces AL, Krebs NF, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Goudar SS, Derman RJ, Aziz A, Marete I, Tenge C, Esamai F, Liechty E, Bucher S, Moore JL, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. Trends of antenatal care during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries: Findings from the global network maternal and newborn health registry. Semin. Perinatol.. 2019 Aug; 43(5): 297-307. PubMed: 31005357 Protocols: Maternal Newborn Health Registry View


 
Traditional birth attendants and birth outcomes in low-middle income countries: A review

Garces A, McClure EM, Espinoza L, Saleem S, Figueroa L, Bucher S, Goldenberg RL. Traditional birth attendants and birth outcomes in low-middle income countries: A review Seminars in Perinatology. 2019 8; 43(5): . View


 
Making cesarean delivery SAFE in low- and middle-income countries

Harrison MS, Goldenberg RL. Making cesarean delivery SAFE in low- and middle-income countries Seminars in Perinatology. 2019 8; 43(5): . Protocols: Maternal Newborn Health Registry View


 
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