Map: The best (and worst) countries to be a mother

Ethiopia, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America

On average, one woman in 30 is likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, and seven out of 10 women will lose a child in their lifetime. Despite global improvements in children’s and maternal health, inequality between the world’s richest and poorest mothers and children is widening.

Malawi: Government to increase health budget for women, children

Bolivia, Cameroon, Malawi, United States of America

Malawi has committed to increasing financial alocations for the health budget with 30 percent of it to cater for health of women and children.

Finally, neonatal mortality prevention gains attention

Bolivia, Cameroon, India, Malawi, United States of America

All the 194 countries that attended the World Health Assembly last month agreed to a commitment to support and implement measures that would save these lives.

Bolivia Sets Out to Reduce Infant & Maternal Mortality

Bolivia

 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to Bolivia for a program to reduce infant and maternal mortality by improving the health services network in the department of Potosí.

Q&A with Bolivia’s newborn health expert

Bolivia

This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.