Ubos survey: Maternal, infant death rates drop

Daily Monitor Uganda HNN Admin

Kampala- The numbers of mothers who die while giving birth has reduced from 438 to 368 deaths per 100, 000 live births. The latest figures are contained in the 2016 Uganda Health Demographic and Health Survey released yesterday by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) officials. The survey conducted between June 12 and December 18 last … Continued

India Part of Health Network to Reduce Maternal, Newborn Deaths

India-West India HNN Admin

India is among nine countries that have created a United Nations agencies-supported health network to significantly reduce maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities. The countries’ governments have pledged to halve the deaths at facilities by 2022, according to a U.N. news release. The other countries in the health network include Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, … Continued

Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

WHO Bangladesh, India, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Nigeria

New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies On February 14 of 2017, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years. Through a new Network … Continued

Health package to help save premature babies launched

Philippines

The Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), along with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, have launched a health benefit package to help address some 300,000 premature and small newborn cases in the country every year.Statistics released by the DOH and UNICEF showed that in the Philippines, almost half of children … Continued

Nigeria gets action plan to cater for sick newborns

The Guardian Nigeria

The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document. The action plan is to serve as a roadmap that focuses on packages of interventions that address care during labour, … Continued

Pediadvocates for Every Newborn

Crowd360 HNN Admin

From the last trimester, through childbirth, and up to baby’s fifth birthday, more than 5.3 million lives are lost each year – many from preventable causes. Althoughprogress has been made under the UN Millennium Development Goals, neonatal mortality rates remain unacceptably high. With thousands of pediatric health professionals gathered here in Vancouver, the International Congress … Continued

NAST-PHL holds Science Legislative Forum on Folic acid

Youth For Health Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST-PHL)held a Science Legislative Forum (SLF) on Folic Acid last June 28, 2016 at Hotel Jen Manila. The forum organized by the Health Sciences Division of NAST-PHL was attended by delegates from concerned government agencies, congressional health committees, local and international non-government organizations (NGOs), … Continued

Study shows new method to test premature babies

Daily Monitor Uganda

In the absence of weighing scales, measuring the size of a baby’s foot using the foot length card and danger sign screening cards can help identify if a baby is premature or has low birth weight, a new study has shown.

Community engagement key to maternal and neonatal health – study

New Vision Uganda

Findings from a four-year study (2012-2015) conducted by Makerere School of Public Health in Eastern Uganda have revealed a significant correlation between maternal health and community participation.

8 MILLION REASONS TO SUPPORT WORLD BIRTH DEFECTS DAY 2016 ON MARCH 3RD

Every Newborn Website HNN Admin

On 3 March 2016, we celebrate the 2nd annual World Birth Defects Day (WBDD). WBDD is supported …