Countdown to 2030 launches country and equity profiles

Malawi HNN Admin

13 December 2017 ¦ Lilongwe, Malawi – Countdown to 2030 launched its detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 countries that account for 95% of all maternal deaths and 90% of all child deaths at the PMNCH Board meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on 13 December. Malawi stands out … Continued

Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

WHO Bangladesh, India, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Nigeria

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

Kangaroo care: Mother’s magic touch

Malawi

With support from Save the Children, government recently launched a pilot health promotion campaign. The six-month long campaign focuses on promotion of KMC for low birth weight babies and pre-term babies.

Malawi: Govt Achieves MDG4 First Among Neighbouring Countries

Malawi

Lilongwe — Malawi is the first country among her neighbours to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 which is aimed at reducing child mortality.

Malawi: When Bylaws Prevent Maternal and Newborn Deaths

Malawi

“If you walk around the village you will find that each house has a message on it. The idea is to remind ourselves of what we are supposed to do so as to save pregnant women and newborn babies.”

Exclusive Breastfeeding Can Reduce Nigeria’s Burden Of Infant Mortality

Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malawi, Rwanda

“It is not that women don’t understand the value of breastfeeding. Surveys repeatedly show that new mothers across many countries know that breast is best for babies.”

Johnson & Johnson Partners with Save the Children to Help Millions of Children over the Next 3 Years

Malawi, Uganda

The multi-million dollar, multi-year commitment will cover core mission support; program support to improve newborn survival; local activation; and gift-in-kind services.

Premature birth ‘biggest killer’

Malawi

Prof Joy Lawn said: “The success we’ve seen in the ongoing fight against infectious diseases demonstrates that we can also be successful if we invest in prevention and care for preterm birth”.

10,000 Happy Birthdays

Malawi, Zambia

ICM and Laerdal Global Health joined hands in an effort to help at least 10,000 mothers and newborn babies survive in Malawi and Zambia by the end of 2016 and make 10,000 happy birthdays.

Save the Children Uses World Prematurity Day to Refocus Attention on Newborn Deaths

Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya

Save the Children country offices will join more than 200 non-government organizations, UN agencies, medical and health organizations across the world in participating in the 4th World Prematurity Day (WPD).