PRONTO’s PartoPants™ featured in El Pais article

December 07, 2016 Susan Glenn Blog , Conferences

PRONTO’s PartoPants™, a low-cost birthing simulator, were featured in an article, “Three Innovations that Can Save the Lives of Pregnant Mothers and their Babies,” by the Spanish newspaper El Pais. The article was published before the Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives conference held November 15-16 in Buenos Aires. Dr. Dilys Walker, PRONTO’s co-founder and board president, presented at the conference. The translated […]

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PRONTO featured on Jacaranda Health’s Blog

October 18, 2016 Jessica Dyer Blog , Field Reports

Check out a new blog post on Jacaranda Health’s blog! PRONTO and JH partnered to integrate PRONTO’s simulation and team training approach into a Nurse Champion Program at public health facilities in Kenya. Nurse Champions are leading weekly PRONTO simulation scenarios between September and December 2016 at their respective facilities with support from Jacaranda Health staff. Simulation […]

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PRONTO Featured in Women Deliver’s Solutions Panorama

September 22, 2016 Executive Director Blog , Conferences

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 […]

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PRONTO Featured in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Video

September 07, 2016 Jessica Dyer Blog

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 […]

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International Day of the Midwife 2016 – Insights from Bihar

May 05, 2016 Susan Glenn Bihar , Blog

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 […]

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Saving Lives at Birth in Guatemala – A Global Health Frontiers Series Segment Featuring PRONTO

April 13, 2016 Susan Glenn Blog , In The News

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 […]

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PRONTO Co-Founder Speaks at Simulation Conference!

February 26, 2016 kimberly Blog , Conferences

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 […]

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PRONTO’s work featured on Huffington Post!

February 23, 2016 kimberly Blog , In The News

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 […]

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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:, 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 […]

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Reflections from Bihar-Dr. Mehta

November 17, 2015 kimberly Bihar , Blog

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 […]

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