Since May 2008, Save the Children has supported the HEP in both the intervention and control arms of the COMBINE study.
Universities and hospitals participating in the project will call upon a diverse group of researchers, including those in fields not tapped for this kind of work before: evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, sociologists, psychologists and biomedical engineers.
Two studies on the effect of peer support on maternal and infant mortality have broken new ground by using randomized controlled trials, according to an accompanying comment, which appear in the May 18 issue of the Lancet.
To document progress, barriers, and opportunities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, the journal's research section has been expanded to accommodate six studies; more will be published online.
She said the campaign will be acting as a catalyst for change in issues surrounding maternal and newborn deaths, adding that the key activities of the MamaYe campaign are to build the capacity to track health and maternal and newborn health and also the flow of finance.
The number 13 has long been linked to a belief of bad luck and misfortune. Well, today that superstition has changed.
"There is a need for reducing NMR in the state by taking concrete health care measures," the minister said.
According to the report: “Nigeria has the 12th highest rate of first-day death in the world, making Nigeria one of the riskiest places to be born, as well as one of the countries with the most first-day deaths.
Despite the progress, more than 28 priority countries have still not reached the elimination goal. Key challenges include a lack of access to communities because of insecurity, cultural barriers, competing priorities, sustaining elimination after validation and inadequate funding.
HEWs account for 47% of the health workforce in Ethiopia and are involved in delivering a basic package of health and nutritional services, and promoting hygiene and sanitation.