Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released
Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.
‘Tale of Two Cities’ Widens Worldwide for Children, Study Shows
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.
Africa: ‘No Excuse’ for Newborn Deaths
“There has been a fatalistic acceptance from both communities and governments,” Professor Joy Lawn, a Ugandan-born paediatrician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told AllAfrica in a telephone interview.
A million babies a year die within 24 hours – report
Save the Children want governments to issue declarations on ending preventable newborn mortality, and said they would present their action plan to government ministers.
Guinea-Bissau: Hospital births on rise
More women in Guinea-Bissau are shunning traditional birthing attendants and choosing to give birth in hospitals, say doctors and aid officials…