A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker

USAID Afghanistan Afghanistan HNN Admin

SACRIFICING TO MEET NEEDS Shakila is a volunteer Community Health Worker at a health post in Enjil District, Herat Province. Every day, prior to working a typical 24 hour shift at the health post, she leaves her two-year old son, Mohammad Moshfe, with her mother-in-law. “Everyone is welcome here. Enjil is a poor district. It … Continued

Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions: Programs Join Forces to Multiply Lifesaving Impact

Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, South Sudan

Thrive Networks and newborn care innovator Embrace are joining forces to increase the reach and impact of their solutions to a persistent global health challenge: the unacceptably high newborn mortality rate in countries around the globe. 

Afghanistan: A unit for “kangaroo mothers” in Kabul

Afghanistan

The MSF maternity centre at the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital has forty-two beds, ten of them in the NICU and five for the kangaroo unit.

Q&A with Ishtiaq Mannan: Preventing Newborn Deaths

Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan

“Two thirds of Bangladeshi mothers that are still delivering at home at the hand of unskilled providers.”

A million babies a year die within 24 hours – report

Nigeria, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia

Save the Children want governments to issue declarations on ending preventable newborn mortality, and said they would present their action plan to government ministers.

Ending Newborn Deaths: Ensuring Every Baby Survives

Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic

Save the Children is calling on world leaders, philanthropists and the private sector to meet and commit to the Five Point Newborn Promise in 2014.

Preterm birth woes acute in India: Report

Afghanistan, India, Pakistan

New report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington highlights India’s deficiencies with preterm birth complications and neonatal sepsis.

Consultation on neonatal health ends

Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan

During the Every Newborn Asia Regional Consultation, child health experts shared their experiences and remedies to reduce neonatal mortality.

Nepal commits to decrease infant mortality rate

Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan

The Health Ministry of Nepal has renewed its commitment to dedicate more efforts towards decreasing infant mortality in the country, said Dr Padam Bahadur Chand of the ministry at Every Newborn consultation in Kathmandu.

Good Health Lies Just Across the Border

Afghanistan, Pakistan

 Muzaffar Shah, a shopkeeper from Kabul, sits in a hospital waiting room, desperate for news. He has travelled nearly 300 km to get to the capital of northern Pakistan, where his wife is now in intensive care.