India announces welfare scheme for pregnant women

India

India’s government takes steps to reduce its maternal mortality rate, which is the highest in the world.

The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking

 Watch the powerful video that shows the potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.

Pregnancy and childbirth support in Pakistan

Pakistan

Watch this UNICEF video on what is being done to help expecting mothers and newborns in Pakistan’s terrible flood conditions.

Advocates continue to call on all

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Malawi: WRA, Save the Children, Oxfam and Fair Play Africa co-hosted a two day meeting in Lilongwe for health advocates from across Africa to focus on advocacy efforts.

Lancet: Sharp drop in maternal deaths worldwide

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The number of women dying in childbirth worldwide has dropped dramatically, a British medical journal reports, adding that it was pressured to delay its findings until after U.N. meetings this week on public health funding.

Melinda Gates: Foundation investing more in mothers and newborns

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is boosting its investments in the health of mothers and newborns, which saves lives at a much lower cost than treating diseases later on, Melinda Gates said.

Nigeria: Academy of Science Presents ‘Science in Action’

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The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) last week presented ‘Science in Action’, a report that provides overview of the current status of maternal, newborn and child health in sub-Saharan Africa to the public.

Yemen: Making Pregnancy a Choice, Not a Risk

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Most of those living in Lahej are poor and illiterate, and experience death as often as they bring new life into this world.

Q&A with Bolivia’s newborn health expert

Bolivia

This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.