Makerere takes child mortality fight to the east

Uganda HNN Admin

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’

Nigeria HNN Admin

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

Yemen HNN Admin

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

Nepal, Malawi

 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

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

Zambia

 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

Bolivia

This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.