Why Did India Have Ten Million Fewer Childhood Deaths Than Predicted?
The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study. But its latest set of data, published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India. India has the tragic distinction of being a world leader in childhood deaths. Between 2000 and 2015, the … Continued
State Of Newborn In India
By Aarti Dhar India contributes to one-fifth of global live births and more than a quarter of neonatal deaths. Nearly, 0.75 million neonates died in India in 2013, the highest for any country in the world. The current Neonatal Mortality Rate is 28 per 1000 live births. Given the infant and under-five child mortality rates of … Continued
Child Deaths Drop From 14.2 Million In 1990 To 7.3 Million In 2015
The world is doing a much better job of keeping babies alive long enough to become children, children alive long enough to become teens and teens alive long enough to fully grow up, according to a report in today’s JAMA Pediatrics. “I think that the overall highlight of the report is good news,” says Dr. … Continued
Ubos survey: Maternal, infant death rates drop
Kampala- The numbers of mothers who die while giving birth has reduced from 438 to 368 deaths per 100, 000 live births. The latest figures are contained in the 2016 Uganda Health Demographic and Health Survey released yesterday by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) officials. The survey conducted between June 12 and December 18 last … Continued
Nigeria gets action plan to cater for sick newborns
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
Community engagement key to maternal and neonatal health – study
Findings from a four-year study (2012-2015) conducted by Makerere School of Public Health in Eastern Uganda have revealed a significant correlation between maternal health and community participation.
Are we winning against maternal and infant mortality?
Researchers, activists, officials and journalists gather in Mexico City to discuss healthcare for mothers and infants.
A pledge to action on congenital disorders
Close to 300 participants from 37 countries attended The 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from September 21-24, 2015.
Launch of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
Launch of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.
Call to action to improve the health of women, children and adolescents worldwide
The 15 papers, co-authored by WHO, outline the current evidence, identify successes as well as critical gaps in progress, and highlight key priorities to end preventable deaths and build resilient and prosperous societies.