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
Watch Dr. Edgar Kesttler of CIESAR and PRONTO give a one-minute pitch at the Saving Lives at Birth Awards
Watch PRONTO’s Guatemalan partner, Dr. Edgar Kesttler, give a one-minute speech about the Epidemiological Research Center in Sexual and Reproductive Health’s (CIESAR) project with PRONTO International, “Que Vivan Las Madres: Scaling Up an Integrated Approach to Reduce Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in Northern Guatemala.” This speech was shortly before it was announced that Que Vivan […]Read More
Launch of “Linda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto” project in Kenya
On June 4, 2013 thousands of residents of Kakamega County, Kenya attended the program launch for the “Linda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto” project. Colorful dances and theater performances were a perfect initiation for this exciting and innovative project aimed at improving maternal and newborn health and nutrition throughout the region. The Linda Mama project, […]Read More
PRONTO’s Guatemalan Partner Wins Saving Lives at Birth Grant!
We are proud to announce that PRONTO’s Guatemalan partner, the Epidemiological Research Center in Sexual and Reproductive Health, has been awarded a transition-to-scale grant from Saving Lives at Birth, a collaboration of USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the UK’s Department for International Development. 53 finalists presented […]Read More
Help support PRONTO’s Guatemalan partner to secure a Saving Lives at Birth award!
We need your help! PRONTO International has partnered with the Epidemiological Research Center in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Guatemala City, Guatemala for a Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development grant! Together, we are finalists for a scale-up grant and project titled, “Que Vivan Las Madres: Scaling Up an Integrated Approach to […]Read More
A matched pair cluster randomized trial to measure the effectiveness of an intervention package aiming to decrease perinatal mortality and increase institution-based obstetric care among indigenous women in Guatemala: study protocol
By Edgar Kestler, Dilys Walker, Anabelle Bonvecchio, Sandra Sáenz de Tejada and Allan Donner BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, March 21, 2013 A matched pair cluster-randomized trial will be conducted in clinics in four rural indigenous districts with the highest maternal mortality ratios in Guatemala. Three interventions will be implemented in indigenous, rural and poor populations: […]Read More