Most Pregnancies Last 9 Months. Why Is the Deadliness of Childbirth Still Taking Us by Surprise?

Global Citizen Ethiopia, Haiti, Philippines, Liberia HNN Team

Vaccines help to dramatically reduce maternal and neonatal deaths. Article by Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Measles, cholera, and diphtheria can kill quickly and without any warning. Yet with childbirth we get nine months’ notice, and it still kills more people every year than these three diseases combined. It’s not just … Continued

Health package to help save premature babies launched


The Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), along with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, have launched a health benefit package to help address some 300,000 premature and small newborn cases in the country every year.Statistics released by the DOH and UNICEF showed that in the Philippines, almost half of children … Continued

NAST-PHL holds Science Legislative Forum on Folic acid

Youth For Health Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST-PHL)held a Science Legislative Forum (SLF) on Folic Acid last June 28, 2016 at Hotel Jen Manila. The forum organized by the Health Sciences Division of NAST-PHL was attended by delegates from concerned government agencies, congressional health committees, local and international non-government organizations (NGOs), … Continued

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

Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Lao 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. 

Saving newborn babies, one embrace at a time

Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam HNN Team

The First Embrace, a regional launch in 37 countries, says Dr. Silvestre, is taking off from the Philippine experience of changing the way we care for our babies, especially immediately after birth, as well as changing our practices for mothers.

UNFPA: In disasters, women are the backbone of resilience – Opinion

Guinea, Liberia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, United States of America HNN Team

For women in particular, part of being safe during disasters — natural or otherwise — means ensuring safe birth, safety from unintended pregnancy, and safety from violence.

Philippines: Midwife feels ‘Unang Yakap’ gains

Philippines HNN Team

EINC is a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and the WHO as the standard of care in all births by skilled attendants in all government and private settings.

Philippines: DOH-JICA project increases facility-based deliveries in remote areas in CAR

Philippines HNN Team

Facility-based delivery in all project sites in Cordillera improved to an average of 86 percent in 2013, compared to the 79 % recorded in 2012, the first year of project implementation.

Philippines: DavOr joins DOH in battle against infant and maternal mortality

Philippines HNN Team

The Department of Health Regional Office and Provincial Government launches coalition to tackle maternal and newborn survival and improve nutrition.

Philippines: Newborn babies shriek as typhoon passes Cebu

Philippines HNN Team

Ruby Marie was one of six babies born at Daanbantayan District Hospital while residents of the town were bracing for the strongest typhoon to menace the country this year.