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.
Danae Ireland is a local nurse who recently traveled with Save the Children to Ethiopia to view firsthand what can be done to overcome high newborn and child mortality.
Nigeria's performance in improving maternal and newborn survival in an international context needs to be addressed.
In Save the Children's annual index on the State of the World's Mothers, the U.S. fell from 25 to 30 this year, says Carolyn Miles.
Britain's biggest drug manufacturer has launched a new partnership with Save the Children to develop medicines to tackle child mortality in Africa.