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Improving Maternal, Newborn Survival Requires Training, Community Buy-In For Lifesaving Practices

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Making Childbirth Safer: It Takes a Sales Force
Atul Gawande, executive director of Ariadne Labs; Vishwajeet Kumar, founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab; Ruth Landy, principal at Strategic Communication for Social Impact; and Mariam Claeson, director of the MNCH team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discuss improving maternal and newborn survival through community education and the adoption of basic protocols that can lead to lifesaving practices, as well as the BetterBirth trial taking place in rural India (1/12).

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