WHO urges continued action to reduce child and maternal deaths

Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Philippines, Vietnam HNN Team

It is aimed at strengthening the health system to cultivate an enabling environment where skilled providers of newborn care value and practice Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) at every birth.

Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

Cambodia, Chad, China, Indonesia, Somalia HNN Team

Despite the well documented benefits of breastfeeding worldwide, only 39 per cent of children aged less than six months were exclusively breastfed in 2012. This global figure has improved very little for the past several decades.

Plans to address lack of midwives


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.

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

Cambodia HNN Team

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