India announces welfare scheme for pregnant women


India’s government takes steps to reduce its maternal mortality rate, which is the highest in the world.

Pregnancy and childbirth support in Pakistan


Watch this UNICEF video on what is being done to help expecting mothers and newborns in Pakistan’s terrible flood conditions.

The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking

 Watch the powerful video that shows the potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.

MALAWI: President lifts ban on traditional birth assistants


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Kenya: The high price of birth


Expectant mothers living in internally displaced people’s camps in western Kenya need qualified medical help to minimize the possible risks associated with delivery, the residents said.

South Africa: Gathering finds ways to reduce baby deaths

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Government and a host of different stakeholders have come up with ways to reduce neonatal deaths in Gauteng hospitals.

Changing perceptions to save newborns’ lives


Dr. Bang decided to try something with a deceptively simple premise: It didn’t take hospitals, or incubators, or even doctors to save babies’ lives, just ordinary village women.

Child mortality rate in RP still high, says DoH


Infant and neonatal mortality reduction remains a major challenge for the government’s Millennium Development Goals, according to the Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines.

UN promotes health campaign for women, children

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 A global campaign that aims to save the lives of 16 million mothers and children over the next five years was being launched by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday with as much as $40 billion in commitments from world governments and private aid groups.

UN Summit launches drive to save the lives of more than 16 million women and children

“Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health” Draws More than $40 Billion in Resources.