Infant, maternal health voices for global hearings

Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanzanians` voices on health issues collected in the run-up to White Ribbon Day will be shared at the Global Citizen Hearing to be held during the World Health Assembly.

In much of the world, the survival of newborns cannot be taken for granted

Tanzania, United Republic of

The suddenness of this little girl’s death, so soon after her welcome to the world, made it seem particularly cruel. To the nurses, however, it was hardly unusual.

Premature kids saved by Kangaroo Mother Care discharged

Tanzania, United Republic of

Recent statistics shows that at least 13 percent of born babies in Tanzania are born with low birth weight which contributes to the infant’s deaths by 86 percent.

Poor Sanitation and Hygiene Killing Pregnant Women and Newborns in Developing Nations: WHO

Tanzania, United Republic of

Pregnant women and newborns are dying due to dirty water, poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation, a new report from the World Health Organization warns.

A matter of birth and death: unsafe conditions still killing new mothers and newborns

Tanzania, United Republic of

New publication reports that a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world.

Tanzania: Stakeholders Push to Reduce Infant Mortality

Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanzania committed to the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan and the Sharpened One Plan’ strategies, which if fully implemented, would help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.

MPs admit ignorance on challenges facing premature babies

Tanzania, United Republic of

Every year according to Kebwe 39,000 Tanzanian babies do not survive their first month of their lives, “Shockingly, this is the 11th highest number of newborn deaths in the world.”

A New Partnership to Protect Mothers and Newborns in the Midst of the Ebola Outbreak

Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo

Jhpiego is partnering with the Society of African Gynecologists and Obstetricians (SAGO) to expand and reinforce Ebola preparedness training for frontline health workers across West Africa in the event the virus outbreak spreads further in the region.

Saving “Every Woman, Every Child”: Canada ‘Incubates’ 22 Bold New Ideas

Bangladesh, India, Peru, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Kenya

Innovators worldwide receive seed grants to help Bangladesh garment workers express, store breast milk, assist with childbirths in remote areas via mobile telecommunications, stabilize vaccines without refrigeration, produce snacks from rice bran waste to fight children’s iron deficiency.

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Liberia, Niger, Tanzania, United Republic of

New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013.