The LOGIC Initiative created by FIGO aims to improve maternal and newborn health policy and practice in eight countries in Africa and South Asia.
New state initiative to add sick newborn care unit (SNCU) to several communities in Indian state of Jharkhand seeks to reduce infant mortality rate.
A year after the Indian government began paying pregnant women to deliver their babies in state-run facilities, the pressure is showing on the country’s understaffed and poorly equipped hospitals.
The Haryana government will soon have a web-based surveillance system to keep tabs on the maternal deaths and that of infants or yet-to-be born children.
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Two graduate students see opportunities to use mobile data collection to improve antenatal care in India.
Kangaroo mother care is a new concept being practised in some city hospitals. The practice ensures mother’s touch, breastfeeding and bonding for the baby through direct skin-to-skin contact.
A new UN assessment indicates South Asia is underperforming in trying to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.
In a recent annual health survey Kanpur is among the leading cities with high maternal, infant and prenatal mortality rates.
In a neonatal health meeting held in Geneva last week, the WHO praised India’s leadership in rolling out the scheme and asked all countries recording high neonatal mortality to introduce similar interventions.