Latest round of Positive Action for Children Fund grants brings total funding for programmes that empower women and children to £20 million to date.
New scheme rolled out by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is being implemented to make available a host of benefits to young mothers, free of cost.
The plan is intended to motivate managers at the council and regional level towards improving maternal and newborn health service use and quality.
The motives behind the newly adopted strategy were discussed at a media dissemination event on research from the 'Saving Lives at Birth' programme for religious leaders held in Kano,
Transition to global south will support a strategic focus on country-level policy and capacity building of mobile health in the countdown to achieving the MDGs.
This year, as UNAIDS reported, low and middle income countries are for the first time providing more funding themselves for HIV than they are getting from external sources.
Despite global recognition that key essential evidence-based interventions should be implemented and scaled up within health systems, major gaps remain.
Seven percent of newborns and 30,000 pregnant women in Sub-Saharan countries are dying each year due to tetanus infections.
The psychological trauma of a disaster on the scale of Typhoon Haiyan, may bring on premature labour, say health workers. “If the baby is delivered preterm, there is a lower rate of survival,” Umali said.
While Botswana has managed to lower HIV transmission rates from mother to child to as low as 3 percent, Lesotho's rate remains at an unacceptable 23 percent.