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Maternal and Neonatal and Child Health Priorities in Africa and Asia


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1Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

2WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, India

3WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines

4WHO Regional office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo


Maternal and Neonatal and Child Health Priorities in Africa and Asia

Description

In its global health coordination role, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights the vital challenges in the health of women and children, specifically maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH). The MNCH arena offers both preventive opportunities and challenges; successful programmatic models show immense promise for reducing disease and suffering in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

We welcome manuscript proposals from global health investigators working in Africa or Asia, including from the WHO itself, WHO contractors and grantees, and Ministry of Health employees whose work would be suitably highlighted within the special issue. We welcome both original and review articles from any investigators within the WHO sphere of influence focusing on MNCH work from low and middle income countries (LMICs) on these two continents. Both discovery science and implementation science can be considered. Program evaluations will be considered only if the program is innovative and rigorously evaluated with a reasonable approach for counterfactual comparison.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative approaches in reproductive health service delivery
  • Operational issues in family planning and birth spacing
  • Emergency obstetric response programs
  • Breastfeeding promotion
  • Noncommunicable diseases and pregnancy in LMICs (e.g., gestational diabetes, maternal obesity, and tobacco use and its impact on pregnancy outcomes)
  • Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/syphilis/HBV
  • MNCH responses to the Ebola virus epidemic
  • Tuberculosis in mothers and children
  • Essential newborn care
  • Innovative child survival initiatives
  • Home and road traffic accidents
  • Program evaluations of under-five survival initiatives
  • Childhood nutrition programs in specific settings
  • Water and sanitation programs targeting MNCH outcomes
  • Trafficked youth and/or youth who are sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, and indeterminate)
  • Point-of-care diagnostics of high priority for MNCH in Africa and Asia
  • Other MNCH topics related to Africa/Asia

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9107970
  • - Editorial

Maternal and Neonatal and Child Health Priorities in Africa and Asia

Sten H. Vermund | Renu Garg | ... | Kasonde Mwinga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2087042
  • - Research Article

Low Neonatal Mortality and High Incidence of Infectious Diseases in a Vietnamese Province Hospital

Binh T. T. Ho | Alexandra Y. Kruse | ... | Freddy K. Pedersen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6264249
  • - Research Article

Turning Disaster into an Opportunity for Quality Improvement in Essential Intrapartum and Newborn Care Services in the Philippines: Pre- to Posttraining Assessments

M. S. Castillo | M. A. Corsino | ... | M. A. Silvestre
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9315757
  • - Review Article

Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Pregnancy: The Global Challenge of Preventing Adverse Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Kristina Adachi | Karin Nielsen-Saines | Jeffrey D. Klausner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3127543
  • - Review Article

Call to Action for Nurses/Nursing

Shahirose S. Premji | Jennifer Hatfield
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1251238
  • - Research Article

Acceptability and Feasibility of Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment among Pregnant Women in Gaborone, Botswana, 2015

Adriane Wynn | Doreen Ramogola-Masire | ... | Chelsea Morroni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4195762
  • - Research Article

“I Always Worry about What Might Happen Ahead”: Implementing Safer Conception Services in the Current Environment of Reproductive Counseling for HIV-Affected Men and Women in Uganda

Lynn T. Matthews | Francis Bajunirwe | ... | Angela Kaida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3645415
  • - Research Article

Evaluating Religious Influences on the Utilization of Maternal Health Services among Muslim and Christian Women in North-Central Nigeria

Maryam Al-Mujtaba | Llewellyn J. Cornelius | ... | Nadia A. Sam-Agudu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9194805
  • - Research Article

Epidemic Profile of Maternal Syphilis in China in 2013

Lixia Dou | Xiaoyan Wang | ... | Ailing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 521928
  • - Research Article

Temporal Trends and Predictors of Modern Contraceptive Use in Lusaka, Zambia, 2004–2011

Nancy L. Hancock | Carla J. Chibwesha | ... | Benjamin H. Chi
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