Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

Zimbabwe Receives US$15 Million For Maternal Health

Zimbabwe HNN Team

US ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton said at a closing ceremony of the USAID’s MCHIP that the US government was committed to saving the lives of Zimbabwean mothers, newborns and children through the provision of financial and technical support.

Family Planning Summit Set for Ethiopia

Ethiopia HNN Team

“We have seen that postpartum family planning is essential, is needed. It saves lives. We think that this resource document is going to help many countries do more to reach women, who right now may be confused about family planning options right around the time of birth.”

Educating Mothers to End South Africa’s Newborn Deaths

Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa HNN Team

Despite remarkable changes in the levels of understanding of newborn mortality and prevention methods, newborns continue to die and now account for more than 40 percent of all under five deaths. 

Global Conference Stresses Urgent Need to Prioritize the Health of Newborns

South Africa HNN Team

Leading newborn health experts and government officials are convening this week to address newborn mortality and galvanize the global community to action. 

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Africa One “Champion” at a Time

Benin, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya

 MCHIP discusses Madagascar’s approach to Maternal and Newborn Health.

Mozambique, MCHIP Program Gives Pregnant Women Reasons To Give Birth in Hospitals


Improved maternal health services under the Model Maternities Initiative has increased the number of facility births with a skilled birth attendant present, a critical factor in safeguarding the lives of mother and child.

Africa Regional Meeting to Focus on Interventions for Impact in Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care

The disparate impact of pregnancy-related complications on women in the developing world are bringing together experts from across Africa to a special meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to promote and increase interventions that will save women’s lives.