These Women Are Saving Lives, One Pregnancy at a Time

New York Times Sierra Leone, Uganda HNN Team

Regions of sub-Saharan Africa have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Geographical obstacles, scarce financial resources and the terrors of political insurrection can transform what should be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life into a race for survival. While this issue has been covered extensively from a geopolitical … Continued

30 Million newborns could die by 2030, UN study says

HNN Team

The fight against child mortality worldwide is succeeding—but millions of kids are still dying from preventable diseases, malnutrition and a lack of access to adequate hygiene and sanitation. In 2016, the number of children who died before age 5 reached a new low: 5.6 million. That’s a devastating number—it comes to 15,000 kids dying before … Continued

Why Did India Have Ten Million Fewer Childhood Deaths Than Predicted?

NPR HNN Team

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

the india saga India HNN Team

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

NPR HNN Team

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

Daily Monitor Uganda HNN Team

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

True magnitude of stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths underreported

HNN Team

Counting and reviewing every birth and death is key to preventing future tragedies News release 16 AUGUST 2016 | GENEVA – The day of birth is potentially the most dangerous time for mothers and babies. Every year, worldwide, 303 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days … Continued

Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment

The United States ranks near the bottom of the world’s wealthy countries when it comes to the number of women who die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, according to new data from the World Health Organization.

Are we winning against maternal and infant mortality?

Researchers, activists, officials and journalists gather in Mexico City to discuss healthcare for mothers and infants.

Can Ethiopian health extension work in Ugandan context

Ethiopia, Uganda

Can Ethiopian health extension work in Ugandan context