The Safe Childbirth Checklist aims to make childbirth safer for women and babies around the word by encouraging the use of essential, lifesaving childbirth practices at the health-care facility level.

LIFE: LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT INFANT FEEDING EXPLORATION

Approximately 20 million infants are born every year weighing less than 5.5 pounds. These low birthweight infants are at higher risk of suffering from disease, poor growth, and death. But there is a lack of information about feeding options for these infants in low- and middle-income countries. 

To close this gap, our BetterBirth team joined 10 partners around the world to launch the Low Birthweight Infant Feeding Exploration (LIFE) study in 2019. The study was initially designed to follow infants in Tanzania, Malawi, and India for their first six months; in 2020, we expanded the study to follow the infants until they reach a year old. This will give us insights about additional factors such as growth, immunization, and overall well-being.