Save the Children mothers’ index: 10 worst countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Somalia, United States of America HNN Team

For the first time, the charity has compiled a separate index on newborn deaths. While deaths of children under five around the world have come down substantially in recent years, there has been little progress on newborns.  

EU grant to Nigeria targets maternal and newborn health

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the EU ambassador to Nigeria said the maternal and newborn health support programme would "help in improving the health status of women and children through an enhanced and sustainable primary healthcare delivery system."

Nigeria: Sokoto distributes lifesaving medicines to combat maternal, infant death

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The Sokoto State Government distributed chlorhexidine to prevent umbilical cord infections in newborns to all 244 wards in Sokoto State, Nigeria. 

Experts seek ramped up action to save newborn lives

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"The answer is pretty simple. We’re not taking full advantage of the promising interventions we have at our disposal," Gary Darmstadt told the conference.

Nigerian maternal and newborn care to receive World Bank funding

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The results-based grant will be used in Ondo, Adamawa and Nasarawa states to help address maternal and newborn health, immunisations and control communicable diseases. 

Nigeria: Reducing Maternal, Child Mortality, Through Health Workers’ Empowerment


 Health care workers believe that 75 per cent of maternal deaths in Nigeria occur in the rural communities where pregnant women do not have adequate information about what they need to do when they are pregnant.

Nigeria: E4A announces three-day media training

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The training has been designed to train journalists on the need for accountability, improved advocacy and the use of credible information to save lives of mothers and newborns in Nigeria.

Nigeria can achieve zero mother to child HIV infection by 2015, says U.S.

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"Out of the 61 cases of children…zero were infected and if Nigeria can replicate what has happened in this hospital throughout this country, it will be well on its way towards achieving its goal of saving one million lives."

Nigeria: Jonathan, Norway PM Predict ‘Tipping Point’ for Maternal, Child Health

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The two leaders, who are co-chairs of the United Nations Saving Life Commodities for Women and Children, in a joint report presented in Oslo, Norway Tuesday, also praised Nigeria’s initiative of saving one million lives.

Nigeria: Experts blame newborn deaths on preventable causes, poor services

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While the government and its partners are making strides to improve healthcare in Nigeria, linger problems with childbirth care continue to impact their efforts.