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31 May, 2017 Statement on Maternal Sepsis definition is now available
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new statement on maternal sepsis, which identifies sepsis as a leading cause of maternal deaths. This recognition has led to the launch of the Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative, which aims to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths by sepsis. Their plan involves raising awareness about maternal and neonatal... Read More
31 May, 2017 Objective 3: CLIP Trials Update (Apr-May 2017)
The CLIP Trials have ended recruitment with more than 77,000 pregnancies enrolled across three CLIP Trial sites. Furthermore, extended surveillance activities in the CLIP Mozambique Trial have ended as of 31 May, 2017. The CLIP site teams are working hard to complete outcome adjudication, resolve data queries and prepare for preliminary analyses of the primary outcome.... Read More
31 May, 2017 Introducing the Safe Motherhood app- a free resource for medical professionals worldwide
This month The Global Library of Women’s Medicine has launched a very special aid to support all medical professionals who care for women – the SAFER MOTHERHOOD App. It has been  developed at the request of The World Health Organisation (African Region) and has been extensively tested in various African and Asian countries. Already it has already... Read More
30 May, 2017 Objective 2: Monitoring (Update from Apr-May 2017)
From April 6-9, 2017, Beth Payne and Mark Ansermino attended the Consortium of Universities for Global Health symposium in Washington DC. This meeting was cohosted by John Hopkins University and Makerere University with a focus on implementation, leadership and sustainability in Global Health. Themes discussed at the conference included governance and political decision making... Read More
30 May, 2017 The first World Preeclampsia Day was a success!
A big thank you to those who participated in World Preeclampsia Day on May 22. Our 'Thunderclap' was a great success, with a social outreach of 577,729 people.     Let's keep the momentum going! The World Preeclampsia Day web page - complete with sample Tweets, the infographic in five languages, and a link to the "7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman... Read More
30 May, 2017 Objective 4: CoLab Update (Apr-May 2017)
Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab) Update (April- May 2017) 2017 CoLab Annual Membership Meeting Planning and preparations continue for the CoLab annual membership meeting to be held October 2-3, 2017 as part of the large PRE-EMPT Sixth Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel in London, United Kingdom. The planning committee has selected the Scientific Workshop... Read More
30 May, 2017 Objective 1: CAP Study Update (Apr-May 2017)
The CAP Study Women with a history of pre-eclampsia in their most recent pregnancy who agree to participate, receive calcium 500mg daily or placebo from enrolment until they become pregnant, and up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.  All women receive calcium 1500mg daily after 20 weeks as per WHO recommendations. The primary outcome is pre-eclampsia.   CAP study... Read More
26 May, 2017 STRIDER Update: May 2017
STRIDER Canada  The STRIDER Canada Coordinating Centre (SCC) and two active recruiting sites in Quebec have all been hard at work in participant screening and recruitment. The STRIDER Canada study is pleased to announce that it has successfully randomised its first active study participant and are confident that this summer will be a strong recruitment period. The... Read More
21 Apr, 2017 Introducing Gates Open Research
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce Gates Open Research, which is launching Fall 2017. This new open research platform was highlighted in the March 25th issue of The Economist: article and editorial. The foundation is providing this open research platform to get research out as rapidly as possible. The free, immediate, and unrestricted... Read More
12 Apr, 2017 Congratulations to Asif Raza!
Congratulations to Asif Raza who won the following awards: Rising Star-2017 award from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). He will use this travel allowance towards his oral presentation in Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) meeting in Rome Italy in June 2017. Student travel award-2017 from Canadian Agency for Drugs and... Read More