Guinea-Bissau: Hospital births on rise

Guinea-Bissau

 More women in Guinea-Bissau are shunning traditional birthing attendants and choosing to give birth in hospitals, say doctors and aid officials…

Mali: Professionalizing health volunteers

Mali HNN Admin

 The government is considering ways to retain, support and train health volunteers to fill gaps in a system…

Stopping a silent tragedy: reducing neonatal deaths in the Philippines

Philippines

 This article concerns the neonatal mortality rate in the Philippines and the practices, including Kangaroo Mother Care, being implemented to lower it. 

Harvard dean Julio Frenk to chair PMNCH board

 Dr Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, has been elected Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health…

BU’s bid on global health gets help

Zambia

 The four year grant… will allow a BU team of medical researchers to test whether an antiseptic wash can reduce infections of the umbilicus in the month after birth… 

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. 

The Princess Royal pays tribute to midwives

Ethiopia, South Africa

Meet the 2008 International Midwife Award recipients