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.
A free computer application has now been released to enable clinicians and researchers to determine, simply and quickly, centiles and z scores at birth for weight, head circumference and length.
Relief agencies move out, but the need for maternal and child care is greater than ever in quake-hit areas.
Maternal and child deaths have received significant attention in the effort to meet the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015, but stillbirths have been severely neglected. Stillbirth targets were omitted from these goals and remain absent from the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
The theme of World Breast-feeding Week 2015 is “Let’s make it work!” — focusing on supporting working women that breast-feed. The reality is that all women work, whether in the home or in an office, factory or field.
Lilongwe — Malawi is the first country among her neighbours to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 which is aimed at reducing child mortality.
Cuba has became the first country in the world to receive validation from WHO that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
Among these interventions is a simplified solution to lighting of maternity wards using a Solar Suitcase. This is an easy-to-use power unit that provides health workers with lighting and power for mobile communication, laptop commuters and small medical devices.