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CCP’s new FP insight tool, designed by and for members of the family planning and reproductive health community, is inspired by Pinterest and other social media apps to spark creativity and learning by sharing resources and ideas about family planning.
The infant mortality rate in Baltimore’s Upton/Druid Heights has dropped by 75 percent to 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, well below Maryland’s overall rate (5.9 in 2019) and the United States rate (5.6 in 2019).
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ Didier Kangudie volunteered to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even while many people in his country were very reluctant to get theirs. As chief of party for CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he found
“Developing methods to track, prioritize and respond to harmful rumors is an important step in implementing social and behavior change interventions during public health emergencies,” says CCP’s Natalie Tibbels, MSPH, the lead author of a new journal article.
CCP’s Tina Suliman writes: “The maternal mortality crisis in the United States emphasizes the truth behind this declaration: It is racism, not race, that is killing America’s Black mothers and babies.”
Most studies of pre-term birth – the leading cause of infant mortality around the world – have focused on complications that occur in health facilities in the high-income countries. A unique new study conducted by CCP looks at risk factors that start long before delivery.
When they couldn’t wait any longer, CCP researchers set out to conduct its Malaria Behavior Survey in the Democratic Republic of Congo — with many COVID-19 precautions.
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