The United States ranks near the bottom of the world's wealthy countries when it comes to the number of women who die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, according to new data from the World Health Organization.
Prematurity is the leading direct cause of neonatal deaths in the world. Of the 4 million neonatal deaths per year worldwide, prematurity and low birth weight are at issue in 20 % of cases.
Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today.
Overall the Global Maternal and Newborn Health (GMNHC) delivered on all counts of a great meeting.
Researchers, activists, officials and journalists gather in Mexico City to discuss healthcare for mothers and infants.
The majority of maternal and newborn deaths – approximately 60% and 75%, respectively – happen after childbirth?
Can Ethiopian health extension work in Ugandan context
In malaria endemic areas, 125 million women become pregnant each year. Malaria in pregnancy leads to devastating consequences for both mothers and newborns, including higher levels of anemia, low birth weight and infant death.
Close to 300 participants from 37 countries attended The 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from September 21-24, 2015.
Launch of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.