Health Research

Thrive’s health research has enhanced neonatal care, helping vulnerable newborns to survive and to thrive.

Neonatal jaundice: Study shows effectiveness of phototherapy in reducing need for blood transfusions

In Myanmar, approximately half of all neonatal hospital admissions are due to jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), and a high rate of blood transfusions is needed to treat the affected newborns. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness…

Read More

Neonatal jaundice: Determining risk factors at two Myanmar national pediatric hospitals

Jaundice is the most common neonatal ailment requiring treatment. Untreated, it can lead to acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE), chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (CBE), or death. ABE and CBE have been largely eliminated in…

Read More

Keeping babies warm: comparing conductive thermal mattress to current standard of care in low-resource settings

External thermal support is critical for premature or ill infants. Incubators are the gold standard for long-term support and have been adopted successfully in many countries. In resource-limited settings, alternatives such as radiant warmers…

Read More

Review of neonatal resuscitation practices in Vietnam: a national survey

Identifying ways to improve neonatal resuscitation is critical if we are to reduce mortality in newborns. This study evaluated the consistency of resuscitation practices, and adherence to the international guidelines for…

Read More

Neonatal resuscitation: Effectiveness of Supreme Laryngeal Mask Airway (SLMA) versus Face Mask in preventing need for endo-tracheal intubation

This prospective study was designed to assess the effectiveness of a supreme laryngeal mask airway (SLMA) versus face-mask ventilation for preventing the need for endo-tracheal intubation at birth

Read More

Reducing neonatal infections: learning the views of healthcare providers to inform improvement programs

Infection causes neonatal mortality in both high- and low- income countries. While simple interventions to prevent neonatal infection are available, they are often poorly understood and implemented by clinicians. The study’s aim was to explore the

Read More

Equipment for neonatal resuscitation in a middle-income country: a national survey in Vietnam

Interventions to improve neonatal resuscitation are a priority for reducing neonatal mortality. In addition to training programs for health providers, the availability of adequate equipment in all delivery settings is crucial. This study assessed the availability

Read More