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.
How Far With Nigeria’s Call to Action On Newborn Health?
New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.
Bill Gates Will Try To Save 2 Million Children From Dying This Year — Here’s How
Bill and Melinda Gates argue — and research backs them up — that the world could save about 2 million newborns every year through a variety of low-cost interventions.
Nepal: Born too soon
The prevailing fatalistic attitude that exists in Nepal also reflects people’s acceptance that many babies are born to inevitably die.
One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns
An ongoing campaign in Nepal to cut down on the number of newborn deaths is being carried out by thousands of volunteers, aided by the U.S. Development Agency (USAID).
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.
Premature birth: leading cause of death for children under 5
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.
First estimates of newborns requiring treatment for bacterial infection show 7 million cases
Nearly seven million babies in the first month of life (neonates) required treatment for severe bacterial infection in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in 2012.
Saving 3 Million Babies is Easier Than You Think
“I don’t mean theoretically preventable under ideal but unrealistic circumstances. I mean preventable with relatively simple, relatively inexpensive interventions.”
Melinda Gates Works to Curb Newborn Deaths
Inexpensive, Low-Tech Solutions Urged, Such as Breast-Feeding, ‘Kangaroo Care’.