Born On Time: New Canadian-led initiative tackles leading cause of child mortality
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
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.
UN Special Envoy for Malaria Notes Seven African Countries Lead the Continent in Malaria Control, According to the African Leaders Malaria Alliance
“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
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
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!
New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof writes about breastfeeding and undernutrition in Mali.
DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children
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
MCHIP discusses Madagascar’s approach to Maternal and Newborn Health.