Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions: Programs Join Forces to Multiply Lifesaving Impact

Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, South Sudan

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. 

Powerful synergies across different sectors improve health of poor women and children

Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Peru, Rwanda, Vietnam

“These studies revealed that improving people’s health and strengthening health systems required investing in health-enhancing sectors such as education, water and sanitation, social protection, and infrastructure development.”

Nepal, Bangladesh beat India in mother and child care

Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Peru, Rwanda, Vietnam

Ten countries, including Nepal and Bangladesh in South Asia, have dramatically reduced mother and child deaths within two decades despite social and political challenges.

WHO urges continued action to reduce child and maternal deaths

Cambodia, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Philippines, Vietnam

It is aimed at strengthening the health system to cultivate an enabling environment where skilled providers of newborn care value and practice Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) at every birth.

LAOS: Midwife training resumes after 20 years

Laos People’s Democratic Republic

The first group of 140 students to undergo specialized midwifery training in Laos in 22 years is expected to graduate by the end of December.

Laos: Rebirth of the midwife

Laos People’s Democratic Republic HNN Admin

Dozens of Lao women are learning to be midwives as part of a national effort to bring down one of the region’s highest maternal mortality rates.

Laos: Sticky rice harms newborns, say specialists

Laos People’s Democratic Republic HNN Admin

Feeding [sticky rice] to babies can not only result in gastro-intestinal disorders and immune deficiencies but also contribute to malnutrition.