India: Newborn care unit to come up in Gumla district

India

New state initiative to add sick newborn care unit (SNCU) to several communities in Indian state of Jharkhand seeks to reduce infant mortality rate.  

New Partnership Brings Key Leaders in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Together to Improve Quality of Care in Low-Income Countries

Survive and Thrive launched to improve survival rates for women and children around the world.

Pregnant Women Get ‘Mama Kits’

Nigeria

In an effort to reduce maternal mortality in the country, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has provided “mama kits’ for pregnant women to encourage ante-natal attendance.

Neonatal mortality still a challenge

Nepal

In a bid to bring down existing neonatal mortality rate, the government has decided to extend Community Based Newborn Care Program in six more districts across the country.

Bolivia Sets Out to Reduce Infant & Maternal Mortality

Bolivia

 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to Bolivia for a program to reduce infant and maternal mortality by improving the health services network in the department of Potosí.

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, was launched today to seek innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings.

Infant mortality; shielding sick newborns way to go

Uganda

UGANDA: The UNEST approach, if replicated, as soon as yesterday, could move us closer to attaining MDG4. There is a ray of hope already.

Plans to address lack of midwives

Cambodia

In order to combat Cambodia’s high maternal and infant mortality rates in the country’s rural areas, the Health Ministry has announced new plans for midwife training programs that will bring more midwives outside urban Phnom Penh.

New bid to control infant, maternal mortality

Pakistan

Learn about how a new UNICEF-funded programme in four districts of Pakistan will help lower maternal and infant mortality in Punjab.

Leaders Speak At Partnership for Maternal, Newborn And Child Health Conference

India

Take a look at some of the information has been coming out of the PMNCH Conference in New Delhi.