The revised Universal Charter on the Rights of Childbearing Women: expanding the charter to include newborns and stillborn infants

The revised Universal Charter on the Rights of Childbearing Women: expanding the charter to include newborns and stillborn infants

Sacks, E (1), Ateva, E (2), Palgi-Hakker, H (2) (1) Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, (2) White Ribbon Alliance Background: In 2011, the Universal Charter on the Rights of Childbearing Women was published. The Charter draws on universally-agreed-upon principles of human rights, ratified by almost all governments. These articles are written in plain English and have been translated into multiple languages. The Charter, which has been posted in health

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Stigma toward families of small, severely ill or stillborn babies and their mothers in Ghana: the experiences of postpartum women in Ghana

Stigma toward families of small, severely ill or stillborn babies and their mothers in Ghana: the experiences of postpartum women in Ghana

Kwame, S. (1,2), Sacks, E. (1,3) (1)The Center for Learning and Child Development of Ghana, (2) Oakland University & (3) Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Background: Small, ill and stillborn infants are subject to both medical and social vulnerability. This stigma has received little attention, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of these conditions is highest. Methods: We conducted a qualitative study to explore stigma related to baby’s

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