India Slashes Healthcare Budget by Almost a Fifth


The finance ministry, headed by Arun Jaitley, has ordered the cut in spending overriding the protests of the health ministry at a recent meeting, according to Reuters.

Global Fund Backs Plan to End AIDS by 2030

low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries. To galvanize resources, Fast Track calls for renewed commitment and innovative financing. Lower and middle-income countries will need to increase their domestic investments in HIV.

Preterm birth complication number one child killer over world

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Pakistan

“This marks a turning of the tide, a transition from infections to neonatal conditions, especially those related to premature births, and this will require entirely different medical and public health approaches.”

Ebola may change how aid is spent on healthcare in Africa

Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone

Experts are now debating whether the funding balance needs to be adjusted to concentrate more on building general health systems in poor countries so they can withstand health crises like Ebola.

High rates of drug resistance among HIV-positive infants in South Africa

South Africa

Over half the infants exposed to treatment for the PMTCT or as infant prophylaxis had resistance to drugs in the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) class.

South Africa: Give Babies, Mothers a Fighting Chance

South Africa

The Countdown to 2015 report released confirmed that fewer than half of the 75 countries studied would meet the target to reduce the deaths of children under the age of 5 by 2/3rds by next year.

Integrating Health Care Systems to Save Lives


Benta and Ezekiel Awino have brought their 9-month-old baby, Ronny, to Rongo District Hospital in Western Kenya for an HIV test.

Yay for SA’s child health policies, nay for outcomes

South Africa

This week holds the opportunity for us to show that we are serious about having a world where no child is born to die.

Ugandan midwife receives international award


Kasaigi, who was among 56 midwives from 17 countries nominated for the award, accepted the award at the 30th Triennial ICM Congress in Prague.

Ugandan wins midwifery award


Based in Buwenge Hospital in Jinja District, the midwife was recognised for her expertise in helping revive babies who have trouble breathing at birth.