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Archive for 2013

Watch Dr. Edgar Kesttler of CIESAR and PRONTO give a one-minute pitch at the Saving Lives at Birth Awards

August 19, 2013 kimberly Blog , In The News

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 […]

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Launch of “Linda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto” project in Kenya

August 13, 2013 kimberly Blog , In The News

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, […]

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PRONTO’s Guatemalan Partner Wins Saving Lives at Birth Grant!

August 07, 2013 kimberly Blog , News & Media

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 […]

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Help support PRONTO’s Guatemalan partner to secure a Saving Lives at Birth award!

July 19, 2013 kimberly Blog , In The News

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 […]

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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

July 08, 2013 kimberly Blog , News & Media

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: […]

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PRONTO International at Women Deliver

June 24, 2013 kimberly Blog , Conferences

PRONTO International had a very busy spring and is gearing up for an even busier summer! At the end of May, PRONTO had the opportunity to present at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Women Deliver is the most important international conference on women and girl’s health. This was the third Women Deliver […]

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PRONTO International is headed to Women Deliver! Join us!

May 23, 2013 kimberly Blog , Conferences

  PRONTO International is headed to Women Deliver in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Visit us at our booth (#111) or stop by one of our three panels, demonstrations or presentations. We have also recently joined Twitter! Follow all of our live updates from Women Deliver @PRONTO_Intl Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 am -1:00 pm; Room 307: Low-Cost, […]

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PRONTO International is making an Instructional Video!

April 25, 2013 kimberly Blog

Last month PRONTO International spent a fun day of filming in the ISIS simulation lab, complete with an army of PRONTO volunteers comprised of nurses, midwives and doctors, as well as cameramen! Why is PRONTO filming a video? This Instructional Video will be a part of the nearly ready PRONTOPack! It will walk an individual, […]

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PRONTO International to Present at Women Deliver at Tech & Tech

March 18, 2013 kimberly News & Media

PRONTO International was honored to be invited to share at Women Deliver’s Tech & Tech session! “The Techniques and Technology (Tech & Tech) is a new and exciting feature at Women Deliver 2013, co-hosted by PATH and Women Deliver. It offers a platform for informing and demonstrating to the conference public innovative and useful tools […]

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Field Report: Jessica Cowan shares her thoughts from her time in Mexico with PRONTO

March 13, 2013 kimberly Blog , Field Reports

Jessica Cowan is currently completing her residency in family medicine and obstetrics at Swedish Hospital, Cherry Hill; she sees prenatal patients in a Seattle community health center and cares for laboring women at Swedish Hospital and Group Health. She attended Harvard Medical School and earned her MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She is one of […]

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