Nigerian Government: Maternal, Newborn & Child Deaths, National Tragedy

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Kaduna – The executive director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Mohammad Ali Pate, has described the rising rate of maternal, newborn and child and death rate as a national tragedy.

Low-tech pregnancy device might help birth attendants reduce maternal mortality

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Washington Post Staff Writer, David Brown, describes the new simulators with great potential to save mothers and newborns worldwide.

Makerere takes child mortality fight to the east

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Even after recording a number of deaths at childbirth, the Ugandan government has not done much to address the issue. Now Makerere University School of Public Health is undertaking a survey in Iganga and Mayuge districts to find possible ways of averting the deaths, writes Zahra Abigaba.

Educating girls in poor nations improves health

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Most discussion of the G8’s $5-billion commitment to maternal and newborn health — $7.3 billion if you include pledges from non-G8 countries and the Gates Foundation -centres on its adequacy.

Melinda French Gates on Saving Lives

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The co-chair of the world’s largest philanthropy talks about what can be done to improve global health and poverty.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director: Welcoming the G8 Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and under-five child health

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 “Saving women’s lives is an important factor in saving children’s lives, just as improving women’s status in the world may well be the single most important factor in reducing global poverty."

International Helping Babies Breathe course teaches newborn resuscitation

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 It’s been called the most dangerous minute of the most dangerous day of a person’s life. For 829,000 babies each year, it’s the beginning of the end.

Day of the African Child: UNICEF urges increased investment in Africa’s children

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UNICEF urges increased investment in Africa’s children for the continent’s future development Day of the African Child 2010: Theme is planning and budgeting for children, our collective responsibility.

Celebrities urge G8 leaders to reach Millennium Goals to save women and newborns

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It is a global scandal that millions of women and newborn babies die or suffer severe injury during childbirth every year – despite the fact that the vast majority of these injuries and deaths are preventable.

Gates Foundation gives $1.5 bln for women’s health

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(Reuters) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $1.5 billion on Monday in a joint push with the United Nations to improve the health of women and children, while launching a lobbying effort to get governments and other non-profit groups on board.