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.
An additional 52 million stillbirths—many of which are preventable—could occur in the next 20 years unless the issue is taken more seriously by the global health community, experts say.
The 15 papers, co-authored by WHO, outline the current evidence, identify successes as well as critical gaps in progress, and highlight key priorities to end preventable deaths and build resilient and prosperous societies.
Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addresses the health MDG's shortcomings. It is a central goal relevant to all countries and all people: "Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages."
This is a follow up story to the public service announcement concerning the misuse of Chlorhexidine digluconate 7.1% solution packaged as eye drops in Yobe State, Northern Nigeria.
Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, according to a new report released today. Under-five deaths have dropped from 12.7 million per year in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015. This is the first year the figure has gone below the 6 million mark.
During the Call to Action 2015 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) has been eliminated in India.
Hospital leaders and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health recognized a complicated problem in obstetric care in Addis Ababa. Primary health centers saw few patients and referred many unnecessarily to overcrowded tertiary hospitals. To help fix the problem, they created a midwife exchange program.
The primary audience for this guideline includes health-care professionals who are responsible for developing national and local health-care protocols and policies, as well as managers of maternal and child health programmes and policy-makers in all settings.