Members of the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition have expressed their displeasure at the increasing rate of maternal and newborn deaths in government hospitals.
In Nepal, hospital retrofitting, which involves everything from repairing cracks in walls to installing seismic belts and roof bracing, has been a core part of preparedness plans.
An antenatal registration exercise organized by the Aberdeen Women Center and supported by UNFPA to register pregnant women within the Western Area, has received a massive boost after a man who accompanied his pregnant wife to register pledged his full for the exercise
Understanding the incidence, aetiology and pathogenesis of neonatal infections is essential to reduce neonatal mortality. To do this we need to improve the reporting of studies to be systematic, to include key elements, and to use standardised definitions.
Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency says that the 3 tiers of government and stakeholders in the health sector need to ensure the deployment of midwives with adequate remuneration to rural areas where most of the maternal and newborn deaths occur.
On average, one woman in 30 is likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, and seven out of 10 women will lose a child in their lifetime. Despite global improvements in children's and maternal health, inequality between the world's richest and poorest mothers and children is widening.
The report said babies living in crowded and unhygienic slums lacked access to basic facilities such as safe drinking water, immunisation, mother and baby care during pregnancy and immediately after delivery, treatment for diarrhoea, pneumonia and other common illnesses.
The report suggests that measures such as effective data collection, quality health services, easy availability of contraceptives and proper neonatal care have proven to reduce child mortality around the world.
Just 19% of women in the poorest section of Delhi’s population had a skilled attendant present when they were giving birth. Among the richest women in the city however, 99% had a trained person around when they were in labor.
Kisenyi health centre in Kampala, which delivers 600 babies a month, symbolises the shift in Uganda which has seen the country invest more money in the healthcare system to make it accessible for the poorest, Save the Children said.