‘Helping Babies Survive’, new survival package for Asian countries launched in Bangladesh
Leading experts, government officials, representatives from the UN agencies and USAID have rolled out a new newborn survival package for the Asian countries in Dhaka.
Bangladesh: Improving newborn survival
Implementation of CNCP in Kushtia district has been recently launched in Dhaka by the Directorates of Health Services (DGHS) and Directorates of Family Planning (DGFP) with technical support from Saving Newborn Lives Programme of Save the Children.
Bangladesh: CNCP Launched to Improve Newborn Survival
This package will be implemented in Kushtia with technical support from SNL, Save the Children in Bangladesh to measure the strength of implementation so that those interventions could be implemented at scale within the existing government system later on.
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One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns
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The army of housewives saving Nepal’s newborns
Volunteers persuade women to use a basic antiseptic gel which they distribute free of charge under an initiative launched three years ago with funding from the US development agency USAID.
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In Bangladesh many infants are born at home and deliveries are often conducted by unskilled birth attendants and care provided during labour, delivery and the immediate postnatal periods are often unhygienic or include harmful practices.
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