Ghana: Maternal & Newborn Coalition demand action on Tema General Hospital

Ghana

Members of the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition have expressed their displeasure at the increasing rate of maternal and newborn deaths in government hospitals.

Malawi: When Bylaws Prevent Maternal and Newborn Deaths

Malawi

“If you walk around the village you will find that each house has a message on it. The idea is to remind ourselves of what we are supposed to do so as to save pregnant women and newborn babies.”

How Far With Nigeria’s Call to Action On Newborn Health?

Nigeria

New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.

Tanzania: Stakeholders Push to Reduce Infant Mortality

Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanzania committed to the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan and the Sharpened One Plan’ strategies, which if fully implemented, would help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.

MPs admit ignorance on challenges facing premature babies

Tanzania, United Republic of

Every year according to Kebwe 39,000 Tanzanian babies do not survive their first month of their lives, “Shockingly, this is the 11th highest number of newborn deaths in the world.”

Launch of African Health Stats website

The site is the brainchild of the African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs, and provides reliable data on the progress made by members towards their Maputo Plan of Action and Abuja Call commitments.

Wellbeing Foundation Africa Calls for Increased Investment in Midwives at State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Launch

Nigeria

the Wellbeing Foundation Africa continues to reiterate the need for increased investment in the training and continuous development of midwives in order to save the lives of the thousands of Nigerian women who die annually from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.