This story was originally published by EurekAlert citing Rice University. Hundreds of thousands of babies could be saved through a major global health initiative launched here today to improve newborn hospital care throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Almost half of childhood deaths occur in the first four weeks of life, and newborns in sub-Saharan Africa are nearly … Continued
This article was originally published on Ghana News Agency here. The government of Israel, as part of efforts to deepen relationship with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has inaugurated two neonatal units in two health facilities in the Kumasi Metropolis. The beneficiary hospitals are the Kumasi South and the Suntreso Government Hospitals. Each of the … Continued
New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies On February 14 of 2017, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years. Through a new Network … Continued
Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions: Programs Join Forces to Multiply Lifesaving Impact
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.
Members of the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition have expressed their displeasure at the increasing rate of maternal and newborn deaths in government hospitals.
In two-thirds of the 36 developing countries among the 179 nations surveyed, the poorest urban children are at least twice as likely to die as their wealthier counterparts, according to the report.
Increasing high quality, obstetric care in Sub-Saharan Africa is critical to achieving the World Health Organization consensus standards to eliminate preventable maternal mortality, and to attaining the goals of the Every Newborn Action Plan.
Dr Appiah-Denkyirah said figures recorded in maternal and neonatal deaths were unacceptable and therefore health management teams from the zonal to the national level must scale up strategies to make the CHPS centres functional.
The plan seeks to promote innovative ways to strengthen health sector strategies, and outline standards for quality care, measurement of births and deaths.
The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has expressed concern about the increasing newborn mortality rate (NMR) in the country and called for concerted efforts by the general public to deal with the issue.