HEALTH-INDIA: Infant Units Go A Long Way in Saving Babies

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Banita’s heart sank when she first saw her prematurely born twin girls. One weighed 500 grammes and the other 700 grammes, both way below the 2.5-kilogramme benchmark for low-birthweight newborns.

IRIN In Brief: Cambodia needs more midwives to reduce maternal deaths

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Cambodia must increase the number of trained health professionals to reduce its high maternal mortality rate, experts say.

Australia Supports Maternal and Child Health in the Pacific

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Australia will provide up to $85 million over four years to Pacific Island countries to protect the lives of mothers, newborn babies and children

IRIN In Brief: Indonesia to provide poor with safer maternal care

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The Indonesian government announced it would fund deliveries performed by skilled birth attendants for three million poor women in 2011 in a bid to reduce the maternal mortality rate.

ZIMBABWE: Low breastfeeding rates threaten PMTCT efforts

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One of the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates in the region could have a negative impact on the country’s prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programme.

Adieu to a friend indeed

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Question and Answer with Dr. Dr. Khalif Bile Mohamud, who shows the way forward to health in Pakistan.

Another Bold Tackle on Infant Mortality

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 Available statistics on the rate of infant mortality in developing countries of the world and particularly on the African continent are frightening.

‘Baby-Friendly Hospitals’ Make Breastfeeding Easier

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PAHO recommends 10 steps health facilities can take to create supportive environments

Breastfeeding key to saving children’s lives

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During World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries, WHO reiterates its call on health facilities and health workers to implement ten steps to help mothers breastfeed successfully and improve their babies’ health and chances of survival.

African Leaders Agree on Ways Forward on Maternal and Child Health

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UNFPA: The high-level debate which opened in Kampala, Uganda, yesterday on “Promoting Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa, ended this evening with an agreement by Africa’s leaders…