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
Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ORB offers frontline health workers and trainers access to quality assured openly licensed content that can be used on mobile devices and shared virally amongst communities.
“These are the most cost-effective health interventions,” said Jhalani, the supervisor of the project, named ‘Kilkari,’ or “Baby’s Gurgle”, which will tailor its recorded messages to individual stages of pregnancy or the age of a newborn.
The app combines simple measurements with elements of the Ballard test which is used by experienced healthcare professionals to estimate gestation and looks at developmental characteristics.
CSOs and private sector gather to formally kickstart the process of updating the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which will be launched together with the Sustainable Development Goals in September of this year.
Alain Nteff got the idea after witnessing several mothers and newborns die from conditions that could have been predicted and managed with proper antenatal care.
The prime minister expressed concern over the high rate of child and maternal mortality.
“88 per cent of U-reporters were not aware that newborn babies die frequently in their communities and about 50 per cent did not think it is a problem where they live.”
Malawian mothers and guardians of young children who live in villages far from health facilities are heaving a sigh of relief, after the introduction of a hotline through which they can access medical advice.