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Maternal, Newborn, Child Health & Nutrition

Improving maternal, newborn, and child health is central to PATH's mission and work around the world. Our MNCHN program takes a health-systems oriented, multi-sector approach to strengthening the continuum of care for women, children, families, and communities.

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20 Articles
20 Articles
20 Articles
  1. Animal-free whey protein sits ready for blending into ice cream, milk, and other dairy products. PATH is investigating the potential of cow-free dairy to boost nutrition around the globe. Photo: Perfect Day/Kathleen Nay
    November 21, 2019

    Can cow-free milk nourish the planet?

    In the quest for better worldwide nutrition and a healthier planet, cultured proteins—grown through fermentation rather than feedlots—hold real promise. PATH and partners explore the prospects for animal-free dairy and eggs.

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    October 16, 2019

    Harnessing the power of fortified rice for a stronger, healthier India

    A multi-pronged approach is trying to combat hidden hunger and reduce micronutrient malnutrition in millions of Indians.

  3. Phiona Nakabuye (left), a village health worker trained by PATH's Sayana® Press pilot program, with Carol Nabisere (right), age 18, who chose to receive Sayana® Press after being counseled in the various forms of contraception. Uganda. PATH/Will Boase.
    May 29, 2019

    Three shocking inequities in women’s health—and what we’re doing to change them

    Advances in medicine are improving women’s health worldwide, but the inequities between different countries, communities, and peoples remains outrageous and immoral. Learn how PATH is closing the gaps.

  4. The Ellavi Uterine Balloon Tamponade. This simple device could save hundreds of thousands of lives, but developing it and bringing it to market has been anything but simple. Photo: Sinapi Biomedical.
    May 24, 2019

    The UBT: a simple device to save mothers’ lives

    It’s taken nine years of tenacity. Now a new device brings us one step closer to ending childbirth’s biggest killer.

  5. Pregnant_women_with_white_shirt-horiz.jpg 600 px wide Photo: PATH/Eric Becker
    May 21, 2019

    Why moms should have access to vaccines

    Why is vaccination in pregnancy—or maternal immunization— important for public health? Here are 10 reasons.

  6. An infant sips human milk from the Nifty Feeding Cup.
    February 26, 2019

    Providing lifesaving breast milk for every newborn

    Our new resource, Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Operating & Integrating Human Milk Banks, supports the establishment, integration, and quality improvement of human milk banks in low-resource settings as an essential component of newborn care.

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