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Let's Start At The Beginning

Samar Shaheryar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Samar Shaheryar

Of the 3 million babies the world loses every year in their first month of life, 99 percent are in the developing world, meaning this is simply an issue of poverty and lack of resources. The weeks following birth are an incredibly vulnerable time, but astoundingly 2 million newborns could be saved with a few low-cost measures.

Notes From The Rahim Yar Khan District: An Interview With SickKids' Dr. Shaun Morris

Baby Hero | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Baby Hero

In this district, roughly 700 kilometers northeast of Karachi, more than half of all women give birth at home, and 42 out of every 1,000 newborns do not survive their first 28 days of life.

Parents Without Borders: Why A Hong Kong Social Enterprise Funds Neonatal Survival Kits In Pakistan

Samar Shaheryar | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Samar Shaheryar

A few months after we incorporated, I dined with some girlfriends -- all mothers. While discussing our respective labors, one of them, who herself had two unplanned C-sections, said, "I am convinced if I lived 100 years ago, I would have died in childbirth." All I could think was, "this is still happening to women."