Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

WHO Bangladesh, India, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Nigeria

New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies On February 14 of 2017, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years. Through a new Network … Continued

Nigeria gets action plan to cater for sick newborns

The Guardian Nigeria

The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document. The action plan is to serve as a roadmap that focuses on packages of interventions that address care during labour, … Continued

Breast milk is superfood that a baby deserves

Punch Nigeria

It is common knowledge that breastfeeding a baby is good for his or her health, as the breast milk is considered a superfood by experts. Experts say that in the first hours and days of her baby’s life, the mother produces milk called colostrum, which is the most potent natural immune system booster known to … Continued

What you need to know about the Yobe eye drops story

Nigeria

This is a follow up story to the public service announcement concerning the misuse of Chlorhexidine digluconate 7.1% solution packaged as eye drops in Yobe State, Northern Nigeria.

Webinar: Helping Babies Breathe catalyzing Helping Babies Survive

Ethiopia, Nigeria, India

This webinar will analyze lessons learned from a Global Development Alliance and its future plans.

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.

Nigeria: Dearth of Midwives, Threat to Maternal/Child Survival – Bauchi PHCDA

Nigeria

Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency says that the 3 tiers of government and stakeholders in the health sector need to ensure the deployment of midwives with adequate remuneration to rural areas where most of the maternal and newborn deaths occur.

‘Tale of Two Cities’ Widens Worldwide for Children, Study Shows

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, Kenya, Vietnam, United States of America

In two-thirds of the 36 developing countries among the 179 nations surveyed, the poorest urban children are at least twice as likely to die as their wealthier counterparts, according to the report.

Nigeria: World Bank Approves US$500 Million to Improve Maternal and Child Health, Achieve the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ Goal

Nigeria

Federal and State governments will also receive incentive payments for better tackling governance and management issues in the health sector and for improving the quality of basic health services.

Oral Antibiotics Are Found to Save More Infant Lives

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Kenya

“These results should provide a sound basis for policy makers and experts to now empower and train staff at first-level outpatient units and to ensure proper drugs and equipment are available,” said Dr. Steve Wall, an adviser to Save the Children.