PRONTO International attended the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen in May 2016. Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress and investment in the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. The first Women Deliver conference was in 2007, and the organization took their commitment one step further in 2016 by shaping […]Read More
PRONTO Featured in Women Deliver’s Solutions Panorama
PRONTO Featured in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Video
Check out this video produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) highlighting CARE and PRONTO’s work in Bihar. The video describes the mobile nurse mentoring program in which teams of Nurse Midwife Mentors (NMM) visit Primary Health Centers (PHCs) one week each month for a period of six to eight months to improve […]Read More
International Day of the Midwife 2016 – Insights from Bihar
Each year, the 5th of May is dedicated to midwives around the world. Midwives that birth thousands of babies, take care of mothers, and save lives. On this day, we celebrate successes in maternal and child health worldwide. Successes that couldn’t be possible without midwives. We also use this day as a reminder that all […]Read More
Saving Lives at Birth in Guatemala – A Global Health Frontiers Series Segment Featuring PRONTO
PRONTO is excited and honored to have its work in Guatemala featured on the Global Health Frontiers Series. In 2012 PRONTO was awarded a Saving Lives at Birth grant to implement a quality of care improvement initiative in a region of Guatemala known as the “Corridor of Death.” This region has the worst statistics for […]Read More
PRONTO Co-Founder Speaks at Simulation Conference!
This year, a team of PRONTO International representatives attended the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). IMSH is the world’s largest gathering of healthcare simulation professionals and explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. The conference, held from January 16-20, 2016, focused on offering participants insight into the latest simulation research, strategies […]Read More
PRONTO’s work featured on Huffington Post!
PRONTO International is excited to have our work highlighted in the Huffington Post! Written by Reiner Lomb and co-authored by Udaiyan Jatar, both of Blue Earth Network, the authors highlight PRONTO’s ability to scale innovative simulation training techniques to a large implementation project in Bihar, India. The article highlights how PRONTO took the major factors common […]Read More
Learn more about PRONTO’s work in Kenya through Alexina’s Story
Helping to deliver healthy pregnancies and babies in Kenya Excerpt and photo from the Micronutrient Initiative News: micronutrient.org, November 3rd, 2015 Alexina is a 22 year old pregnant woman from the Bumanyi village in Kakamega, a county in Kenya with some of the worst maternal and newborn health indicators. For Alexina and many women like […]Read More
Reflections from Bihar-Dr. Mehta
219 out of 100,000. The number would not stop running through my head as I began my 17-hour journey to Patna, Bihar from New York City. The statistics were staggering. As I travelled from one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world to one of the poorest, resource-limited states in India, I found myself […]Read More
PRONTO International’s work in Kenya featured in Seattle Times!
PRONTO International is honored to have had our work in Kenya featured in the Seattle Times, written by Paul Nevin, on April 24: Seattle group’s training program saves lives of moms and babies in Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya — “How is my baby? I can’t hear him crying,” the mother pleads with the midwife as the […]Read More
Reflections on PRONTO Training in Bihar
Over the past 10 days, I’ve heard some heartbreaking stories from doctors and midwives in Bihar that provide a glimpse into just how dire the situation is here. One of the midwives told us about a time when she had just delivered a baby who required resuscitation for birth asphyxia. After a successful resuscitation, the […]Read More