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Maternal, Child and Infant Care

Curing Water GHCuring "Water on the Brain"

Locations: Uganda 
Topics: Education, Maternal, Child & Infant Care, Noncommunicable Diseases

Dr. Benjamin Warf, MD, the Director of the Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a pediatric neurosurgeon who has revolutionized the treatment of intra-cranial diseases in very young children, in particular, spina bifida and hydrocephalus (“water on the brain”). In places where access to neurosurgery is limited, children with untreated hydrocephalus often do not survive or suffer significant cognitive disabilities. In 2000, Dr. Warf became medical director and chief of surgery at the CURE Children’s Hospital...

Electricity Free GHElectricity-Free Infant Baby Warmer

Locations: Rwanda
Topics: Maternal, Child and Infant Care, Noncommunicable Diseases

Hypothermia, or low body temperature, in infants remains a leading cause of neonatal mortality even in places with warm climates such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; underweight and premature babies are particularly susceptible to hypothermia.  Dr.  Anne Hansen, MD, MPH, the medical director...


Open Pediatrics GHOPENPediatrics - mHealth and Technology

Locations: Rwanda, South Korea, Israel, Turkey, Russia 
Topics: Education, Infectious Disease, Maternal, Child and Infant Care, Noncommunicable Diseases, Nutrition, Research, Surgery

Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes. Expertise on how to treat these children exists, but is currently locked within the walls of institutions. The present system of medical education...