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.

A Plan to End All Preventable Deaths by 2030

Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addresses the health MDG’s shortcomings. It is a central goal relevant to all countries and all people: “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.”

Malawi: Govt Achieves MDG4 First Among Neighbouring Countries

Malawi

Lilongwe — Malawi is the first country among her neighbours to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 which is aimed at reducing child mortality.

Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030

HNN Admin

New partnership to raise resources from private capital markets to help close global financing gap for investments in maternal, adolescent and child health.

Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions: Programs Join Forces to Multiply Lifesaving Impact

Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, South Sudan

Thrive Networks and newborn care innovator Embrace are joining forces to increase the reach and impact of their solutions to a persistent global health challenge: the unacceptably high newborn mortality rate in countries around the globe. 

Registration for Woman Deliver Conference 2016 Now Open

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Webinar: Helping Babies Breathe catalyzing Helping Babies Survive

Ethiopia, Nigeria, India

This webinar will analyze lessons learned from a Global Development Alliance and its future plans.

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.

India: Haryana prepares action plan to reduce Infant Mortality Rate in state

India

The Haryana Newborn Action Plan will be prepared with the help of experts, and gaps in services including manpower, equipment, medicines and skill will be identified and addressed.

Nigeria: Dearth of Midwives, Threat to Maternal/Child Survival – Bauchi PHCDA

Nigeria

Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency says that the 3 tiers of government and stakeholders in the health sector need to ensure the deployment of midwives with adequate remuneration to rural areas where most of the maternal and newborn deaths occur.