Expansion of the Saving Maternal and Newborn Lives in Refugee Settings Project (Cameroon, Niger, Chad): Summary of Baseline Assessment
Access to quality health services is essential for women and newborns in refugee contexts. In times of conflict, displacement, or humanitarian emergency, neonatal and maternal health is often compromised and the availability of maternal, newborn, and family planning services becomes even more important. In line with UNHCR’s mandate and with support from the Bill and … Continued
First-Of-Its-Kind Development Impact Bond Launched in Cameroon to Save Newborn Babies
Photo Credit: Siegfried Modola / Save the Children Money will fund scale up of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Cameroon to help newborns survive and thrive; The Cameroon Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond (Cameroon KMC DIB) aims to reach more than 2,200 newborns with life-improving care; The investor, Grand Challenges Canada, will provide the … Continued
Mothers in Cameroon Are Dying at Shocking Rates. The GFF Will Help Change That.
Despite investing more than its neighbors in sub-Saharan Africa on per-capita health spending, the country of Cameroon struggles to improve the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health of its people — but that’s about to change. Cameroon ranks 18th among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In 2015, there … Continued
Alain Nteff, the 23-year-old savior of Cameroon’s mothers and babies
Alain Nteff got the idea after witnessing several mothers and newborns die from conditions that could have been predicted and managed with proper antenatal care.
A New Partnership to Protect Mothers and Newborns in the Midst of the Ebola Outbreak
Jhpiego is partnering with the Society of African Gynecologists and Obstetricians (SAGO) to expand and reinforce Ebola preparedness training for frontline health workers across West Africa in the event the virus outbreak spreads further in the region.
Malawi: Government to increase health budget for women, children
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
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.
Every Newborn in Focus at Ministerial Breakfast
An informal breakfast meeting organized by PMNCH, brought together a dozen ministers of health and representatives from the Gates Foundation led by Melinda Gates, to discuss maternal and newborn health with a specific focus on the Every Newborn Action Plan.
World Vision calls for action at World Health Assembly on plan to end preventable newborn deaths
World Vision’s WHA side event on Wednesday, 21 May, will bring together global health experts and government ministers to discuss the Every Newborn Action Plan.
Differing Levels of Progress Make Idea of ‘AIDS in Africa’ Obsolete
Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about “AIDS in Africa” as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronism, campaigners said on Tuesday.