Health workers saving preterms with simple interventions

New Vision Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda HNN Admin

A 0.6kg newborn lies peacefully in an incubator at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. After a routine check from the midwife on duty, all seems well. “It is in good state. I am certain we are going to save this one too,” says the midwife, with fulfilment written on her face. Preterm birth complications according to … Continued

Map: The best (and worst) countries to be a mother

Ethiopia, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America

On average, one woman in 30 is likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, and seven out of 10 women will lose a child in their lifetime. Despite global improvements in children’s and maternal health, inequality between the world’s richest and poorest mothers and children is widening.

Uganda’s capital blazes a trail in cutting child deaths, charity says – TRFN

Cambodia, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Kisenyi health centre in Kampala, which delivers 600 babies a month, symbolises the shift in Uganda which has seen the country invest more money in the healthcare system to make it accessible for the poorest, Save the Children said.

‘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.

What it takes to nurture a baby using Kangaroo Mother Care

Rwanda

Hospitals in Rwanda have adapted to the Kangaroo Mother Care system and this has helped save lives.

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.”

Rwanda: Rally Support for Kangaroo Mother Care

Rwanda

One of the recommendations was a call for more research on safety and challenges hindering scaling up of kangaroo mother care across the region.

Rwanda: MoH to promote Kangaroo Mother Care to help save premature babies

Rwanda, Colombia

“We fully support kangaroo care and we need to discover more about it. We intend to roll it out in all health centres across the country and inculcate it in our early child development,” Minister Binagwaho added.

Global health experts convene in Kigali over maternal, child health

Rwanda

The conference coincides with the World Prematurity Day, marked globally on November 17 annually.

Ebola may change how aid is spent on healthcare in Africa

Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone

Experts are now debating whether the funding balance needs to be adjusted to concentrate more on building general health systems in poor countries so they can withstand health crises like Ebola.