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
International Day of the Midwife 2016 – Insights from Bihar
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
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