The Summit will provide Canadian experts and global leaders with the opportunity to build consensus on the focus of future international efforts in maternal, newborn and child health.
“I doubted if my baby would survive but after getting into the Maisha programme and participated in KMC my baby improved,” she said.
The research sites will enroll women early in pregnancy and collect information and biological specimens during their pregnancy and delivery. These data and specimens will be used to advance innovative research into the causes of preterm birth and identify novel strategies for prevention.
Although these findings cannot establish causality, they support dietary advice to pregnant women to eat a balanced diet including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and fish and to drink water.
The radio station seeks to foster awareness about health issues like infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, family planning, immunization programmes and sanitation.
Awareness on the importance of health-facility based deliveries among women in the Cordillera is increasing.
Basing on the report, Mr Thorne said that government in collaboration with other partners should ensure all new mothers receive the support of a trained midwife who is provided with basic medicines and equipment.
"The midwives who deliver the babies did not have direct access to emergency medication, proper resuscitation methods or doctors. This needed to change.”
So, the question on everyone's mind must be, with all these investments why are we not seeing the impact that we seek?
Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, honored by Save the Children Nigeria launch of the organization’s highly anticipated Ending Newborn Deaths Report.