India: New mother care concept will help pre-term babies

India

Kangaroo mother care is a new concept being practised in some city hospitals. The practice ensures mother’s touch, breastfeeding and bonding for the baby through direct skin-to-skin contact.

India: Boost in fight against baby deaths – Siliguri gets new unit for free special care for infants

India

A special unit to offer free treatment to newborns with life threatening diseases was launched at Siliguri District Hospital today as part of the Bengal government’s goal to bring down infant mortality in the state.

Ghana eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

Ghana

The Government of Ghana today announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), bringing the total number of countries that have eliminated the disease since 2000 to 21.

NeoNatal Deaths on the Rise

  According to a report released by UNICEF, India alone accounts for 2.1 million annual neonatal deaths out of the grand total of 3.1 million neonatal deaths in South Asia.

Uganda Declared Tetanus Free

Uganda

 The World Health Organisation yesterday declared Uganda one of the 20 countries that have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus disease. 

Educate Mothers on Newborn Health Care

Ghana

Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu-Mills has urged midwives, community health nurses and other health professionals to educate pregnant and nursing mothers on the provisions of quality newborn healthcare for their babies.

Uganda announces elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Uganda

Uganda today announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The country is the 20th to do so since 2000.

Pampers and UNICEF aim to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in Yemen

Yemen

Pampers is once again joining hands with UNICEF in their fight to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in Yemen. The global campaign, 1 Pack = 1 Life saving Vaccine has already helped protect 100 million women and their babies from MNT since 2006.

Top 30 medicines to save mothers and children

 WHO’s first ever list of priority medicines for maternal and child health recommends to countries which medicines are most important for saving lives.

Pakistan: Save the Children Provides Critical Health Services to Vulnerable Mothers and Children

Pakistan

100,000 Pregnant Women at Risk in Flood-Hit Pakistan – As the devastating floods in Pakistan continue to cause misery for millions of families, Save the Children reports that tens of thousands of newborn babies and their mothers could be in serious danger.