First-Of-Its-Kind Development Impact Bond Launched in Cameroon to Save Newborn Babies

Grand Challenges Canada Cameroon HNN Admin

Photo Credit: Siegfried Modola / Save the Children Money will fund scale up of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Cameroon to help newborns survive and thrive; The Cameroon Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond (Cameroon KMC DIB) aims to reach more than 2,200 newborns with life-improving care; The investor, Grand Challenges Canada, will provide the … Continued

Global Financing Facility and partners launch a call for proposals to scale up innovations to save women and newborns’ lives

Global Financing Facility HNN Admin

WASHINGTON, DC – The Global Financing Facility (GFF) today announced a call for proposals to support countries with high maternal and newborn mortality to scale up proven innovations to reduce maternal and newborn mortality around and just after birth. This responds to increasing demand from countries to expand and sustain innovations that support their health … Continued

Study shows new method to test premature babies

Daily Monitor Uganda

In the absence of weighing scales, measuring the size of a baby’s foot using the foot length card and danger sign screening cards can help identify if a baby is premature or has low birth weight, a new study has shown.

Community engagement key to maternal and neonatal health – study

New Vision Uganda

Findings from a four-year study (2012-2015) conducted by Makerere School of Public Health in Eastern Uganda have revealed a significant correlation between maternal health and community participation.

Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030

HNN Admin

New partnership to raise resources from private capital markets to help close global financing gap for investments in maternal, adolescent and child health.

Development Partners Commit to a Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health

Uganda

The meeting saw partners commit resources to the global efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the Global Financing Facility, which will prioritise investment in the health of women and children.