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 has committed to increasing financial alocations for the health budget with 30 percent of it to cater for health of women and children.
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.
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.
This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.