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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.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded nearly $6.5 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines across 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
“What we found is that consumers are clearly looking for and purchasing mosquito control products that are easy to use, can be used indoors and outdoors and provide protection outside of sleeping hours,” says CCP’s Danielle Piccinini Black.
For World Tuberculosis Day, CCP’s Kanika Campbell talks with two leaders of a CCP-led campaign designed to help identify and treat more TB cases in Nigeria, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in Africa.
CCP’s Malaria Behavior Surveys capture information gaps around the factors that influence the use of malaria prevention and treatments — and help governments create programs to fill them in. Three have been completed and a half-dozen more are in the pipeline.
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