Giving Voice to the Realities of Stillbirth

Medium

She stands there staring at you. After nine months of pregnancy she holds out her empty arms. Her baby died before it had a chance to live. She is from every country and most commonly from poorer, younger, marginalized or conflict-affected populations. How she reacts to the stillbirth may vary according to her culture. But … Continued

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.

Infant, maternal health voices for global hearings

Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanzanians` voices on health issues collected in the run-up to White Ribbon Day will be shared at the Global Citizen Hearing to be held during the World Health Assembly.

India: Mobilizing community support key to good maternal and child health

India

The White Ribbon Alliance is working with World Vision International, Save the Children and many other partners to organise national and district level citizens’ hearings in at least 30 countries in the first half of 2015.

Uganda: Health ministry directs NMS on resuscitation kits

Uganda

Previously, the procurement and supply of the kits had largely depended on donors and had not been adequate or consistent, leading to severe shortages at Health Centres III and IV.

International Women’s Day: the battle for better maternal health care in Uganda

Uganda

Jackie Tumuheirwe is a citizen reporter in Uganda determined to hold her government to account over promises on better health for women and newborns.

India: Union Govt concerned over 80 per cent mortality among neonatal population caused by pneumonia & diarrhoea

India

These diseases continue to be leading causes of deaths in the country attributing to about 80 per cent of the overall under-5 mortality, says Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Every Woman Every Child Stakeholders Consultation Meeting – Delhi, India

India

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.

In Uganda, saving newborns

Uganda

The White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Uganda just published a policy brief calling on the Ugandan Government to improve and simplify the procurement of neonatal resuscitation equipment.

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.