Programme of improvements assures quality in mother and child health across Uzbekistan
UNICEF correspondent Rob McBride reports on a programme of improvements in mother-and-child health introduced by the Uzbek Ministry of Health, the European Commission and UNICEF.
Pregnancy and childbirth support in Pakistan
Watch this UNICEF video on what is being done to help expecting mothers and newborns in Pakistan’s terrible flood conditions.
South Africa: Gathering finds ways to reduce baby deaths
Government and a host of different stakeholders have come up with ways to reduce neonatal deaths in Gauteng hospitals.
Makerere takes child mortality fight to the east
Even after recording a number of deaths at childbirth, the Ugandan government has not done much to address the issue. Now Makerere University School of Public Health is undertaking a survey in Iganga and Mayuge districts to find possible ways of averting the deaths, writes Zahra Abigaba.
Nigeria: Academy of Science Presents ‘Science in Action’
The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) last week presented ‘Science in Action’, a report that provides overview of the current status of maternal, newborn and child health in sub-Saharan Africa to the public.
Yemen: Making Pregnancy a Choice, Not a Risk
Most of those living in Lahej are poor and illiterate, and experience death as often as they bring new life into this world.
Save the Children Featured in BBC World “Invisible Lives” Documentary
Save the Children’s Newborn Health Expert, Dr. Joy Lawn, Examines How Nepal and Malawi Make Gains in Saving Newborn Lives; Film Airing on January 26-29
Stopping a silent tragedy: reducing neonatal deaths in the Philippines
This article concerns the neonatal mortality rate in the Philippines and the practices, including Kangaroo Mother Care, being implemented to lower it.
BU’s bid on global health gets help
The four year grant… will allow a BU team of medical researchers to test whether an antiseptic wash can reduce infections of the umbilicus in the month after birth…
Q&A with Bolivia’s newborn health expert
This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.