March 01, 2016
The Pratt Pouch is at an exciting point right now, on the verge of being introduced or expanded in a number of countries including Ecuador, Uganda, and Nigeria as the most prevalent contenders. With all the progress being made, we wanted to gather information of how the pouch is paired with the recommended ARV regimens, so we did some research on what drugs are recommended for babies born to HIV-positive mothers. Not only was this information usually buried in pages and pages of files, but it also varied widely across different sources.
December 29, 2015
Recently the team at Maternova had an opportunity to chat with a wonderful RN right here in our home state. Conversation ranged from our local maternal health outcomes, to how far behind the USA is falling behind in improving care for expectant Moms. One topic in the conversation that resonated deeply with us, was also one that until that moment, we hadn’t given much thought to. We’ll be interested in your thoughts on this topic, so email us anytime.
November 15, 2015
In this short blog post we draw attention to schistosomiasis and its links to premature birth, in recognition of World Prematurity Day. [Researchers at Brown University in the United States](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3883168/#JIT446C4) are looking at schistosomiasis and its effects on pregnant women in Leyte, a community in the Philippines. As a quick reminder for those who have not been following our growing interest in this insidious fluke, schistosomiasis is a water-borne parasite that wreaks havoc on internal organs, depending upon its strain.
October 30, 2015
The United Nations recently concluded its Sustainable Development Summit of 2015. At this summit, new [Sustainable Development Goals] (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html) were approved- 17 strong! If you don't know the history and the origins of these goals in the 1990 Millennium Development goals, at first glance these 17 new long term focus areas appear to be stand alone development plans. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a plan to eliminate poverty.
October 12, 2015
**What is this treatment that can be taught to parents? What is the cost? What expertise is needed?** Remarkably, a new study proves that with this treatment a child’s autism is over 30% improved; the treatment is a daily speciallized 15-minute massage. **Massage as effective treatment of autism**