Invisible children: birth registration is a prerequisite for equality

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Mozambique, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Vietnam HNN Team

More than a third of children are not registered at birth, making it difficult for them to contribute to economic, social and political life. Could a new governance indicator bring change?

University of Kwazulu-Natal Produces its Youngest Ever Medical Doctor

South Africa HNN Team

Kubheka of Newcastle, who was ecstatic about his achievement, attained a distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Woman fears banishment following stillbirth

South Africa HNN Team

Stillbirths can occur due to a number of reasons including infection, haemorrhages and problems with the umbilical cord such as those experienced by Ndiambani and her baby.

mHealth Alliance Plans for 2014 Move to South Africa

South Africa HNN Team

Transition to global south will support a strategic focus on country-level policy and capacity building of mobile health in the countdown to achieving the MDGs.

South Africa: Growing small babies skin-to-skin

South Africa HNN Team

The kangaroo method, which encourages skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby, is in the spotlight as this week is national Kangaroo Mother Care week.

South Africa far from targets to reduce maternal, infant mortality

South Africa HNN Team

The worst district for stillbirths was the Western Cape’s Central Karoo district, where they have more than doubled in a year although the number of cases is still small.

Malaria vaccine: Hopes rise for 2015 target after successful trials

South Africa HNN Team

Every year, around 660,000 people die from malaria, most of them small children under the age of five.

South Africa reverses mortality trend in children under 5

South Africa HNN Team

Rapid scale-up of measures to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV has been the major factor in reducing under-five mortality in general, and deaths from AIDS in particular, the researchers believe.

Southern Africa: Media Drilled On Reproductive Health

South Africa HNN Team

Some 50 media professionals from across Africa are participating in workshop on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which articulated bold new vision about the relationships between population, development and well-bring.

Minister of Public Health holds talks with his South African counterpart

South Africa HNN Team

The two sides exchanged views on various issues and challenges facing the governments of the two countries, particularly regarding the improvement of mothers and children’s health.