Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale
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.
“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.”
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.
Leading newborn health experts and government officials are convening this week to address newborn mortality and galvanize the global community to action.
MCHIP discusses Madagascar’s approach to Maternal and Newborn Health.
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.