Train more midwives to save lives
This story was originally published by The National Disturbing figures were released in March this year that Papua New Guinea has the lowest number of skilled birth attendants and needs 6,000 more to meet global standard. The 2019 Maternal and Newborn Health Task Force report says high maternal and newborn mortality in the country is … Continued
Australian funding means improved maternal and newborn care will benefit 10,800 mothers and their newborn babies in Milne Bay Province, PNG
This article was originally published on UNICEF Australia’s website here. A maternal and newborn care programme launched today in Alotau, Papua New Guinea, will ensure up to 10,800 newborns and their mothers receive a comprehensive package of care to ensure they survive and thrive over the next three years in Milne Bay Province. The programme, … Continued
Secrets of early life revealed from less than half a teaspoon of blood
A global team of scientists have mapped the developmental pathway of a newborn’s life for the first time. The research, published in Nature Communications, could transform our understanding of health and disease in babies. Co-led by the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the new study included lifting … Continued
Campaign to accelerate the reduction of neonatal and maternal mortality
During the activities of the African Union Summit, the group Women of African and the Organization of First Ladies urged the acceleration of the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality. This campaign continues being the center of attention for the population of Equatorial Guinea.