Born On Time: New Canadian-led initiative tackles leading cause of child mortality

Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali HNN Admin

World Vision, Plan International Canada, Save the Children, the Government of Canada and Johnson & Johnson…

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

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

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, Kenya, Vietnam, United States of America

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

Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African Republic

“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.

UN Special Envoy for Malaria Notes Seven African Countries Lead the Continent in Malaria Control, According to the African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Swaziland

“Our people and our communities are counting on us to continue to scale proven interventions to insure that no African loses their livelihood or life to this ancient disease.”

Five inspirational organisations from Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Kenya, and Colombia recognised by GSK and Save the Children

Bangladesh, Malawi, Mali, Kenya, Colombia

Winners of $1 million award to support lifesaving innovations announced. First initiative to be delivered in partnership between GSK and Save the Children that aims to save a million children’s lives.???

Attitudes of mothers-in-law affect care for pregnant women in Mali – Study

Mali

The study, based on data from a CARE Mali maternal health project, also found that these women are less likely than others to have received care from a skilled provider after giving birth.

A Free Miracle Food!

Chad, Ghana, Mali, Niger, United States of America

New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof writes about breastfeeding and undernutrition in Mali.  

DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children

Nigeria, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, India, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America

The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries. 

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Africa One “Champion” at a Time

Benin, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya

 MCHIP discusses Madagascar’s approach to Maternal and Newborn Health.