Familiar Pledges on Child and Maternal Health

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During the three-day summit of African Union heads of state, roughly 37,000 children and 2,000 women died across Africa, mostly from preventable causes, says a civil society coalition for child and maternal health. 

Lure of cash aids India’s efforts to reduce number of women dying in childbirth

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Indian government officials see the traditional childbearing mind-set as an obstacle to the prosperity and health of a rising economic powerhouse that still has one of the world’s worst rates of maternal mortality.

Pakistan: Government to implement breastfeeding rules in true spirit

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The government is committed to implement the Breastfeeding (BF) Rules in true spirit which were notified last year to protect the health of newborn babies.

Canada’s takes initiative on maternal, newborn and child health

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For mothers and newborns, Canada will focus its efforts on improving the services and care needed to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe delivery, while placing a particular emphasis on meeting the nutritional needs of pregnant women, mothers, newborns and young children.

TIMOR-LESTE: “Spectacular” reduction in child mortality rates

Asia’s newest nation has made significant strides in healthcare.

Ulama ought to play role in saving mothers, infants lives


Ulema has a major responsibility to address issues of mothers and child health and play their due share in saving thousands of precious lives that die every year due to ignorance.

Rwanda: Experts meet to discuss infant mortality

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"Rwanda has embraced the challenges that MDGs pose, and has made substantial progress towards achieving them. However, work remains to be done in many areas particularly in maternal and child health which are the MDGs four and five," reads a statement from the Rwandan MoH.

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.

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.

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.