Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Learn more about PRONTO’s work in Kenya through Alexina’s Story

January 21, 2016 Susan Glenn Blog , Field Reports

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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PRONTO International’s work in Kenya featured in Seattle Times!

April 27, 2015 kimberly Blog , In The News

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 […]

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Reflections on PRONTO Training in Bihar

February 07, 2015 Susan Glenn Bihar , Blog

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 […]

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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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