A tremendous investment: $110 million to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus

HNN Team

UNICEF has been selected by Kiwanis International as a finalist for a Worldwide Service Project that could save millions of mothers and their newborn babies..

G8 agenda: Focus on human welfare

HNN Team

Canada will set out its plans as president of the G8 and host of the G20 Toronto summit in June.

Save the Children Featured in BBC World “Invisible Lives” Documentary

Nepal, Malawi

 Save the Children’s Newborn Health Expert, Dr. Joy Lawn, Examines How Nepal and Malawi Make Gains in Saving Newborn Lives; Film Airing on January 26-29

Guinea-Bissau: Hospital births on rise


 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 Team

 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


 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


 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


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