New Zealand records drop in perinatal mortality
"It’s extremely encouraging to see a reduction for the first time in the number of babies who are dying during labour and dying from insufficient oxygen around the time of birth," said PMMRC chair Professor Cynthia Farquhar.??
Maternal and child health: Achieving MDGs a distant dream for Pakistan
To reduce under-five mortality rate, there is a need for huge investment in health services for pregnant women and the newborn baby, including the prevention of preterm births and stillbirths and scale-up of effective low-cost interventions, it stated.
UNFPA pilots e-learning midwifery education programme in Ghana
Midwives will soon be using modern innovative technologies to access midwifery education to strengthen their capacity in saving the lives of women during delivery.
India: Women’s groups key to maternal, child health
In a new study published in The Lancet, it was shown that women’s groups can dramatically reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths.
In Sierra Leone, First Lady Launches “MamaYe” Campaign
She said the campaign will be acting as a catalyst for change in issues surrounding maternal and newborn deaths, adding that the key activities of the MamaYe campaign are to build the capacity to track health and maternal and newborn health and also the flow of finance.
India: J&K Minister stresses on reducing NMR
"There is a need for reducing NMR in the state by taking concrete health care measures," the minister said.
Phase 2 of HSS Grant in Ethiopia Will Focus on Strengthening the Health Workforce
HEWs account for 47% of the health workforce in Ethiopia and are involved in delivering a basic package of health and nutritional services, and promoting hygiene and sanitation.
India: Baby warmers help newborns at ICH
Prolonged hypothermia, say for two hours, during surgery, could delay recovery of the newborn.
EU grant to Nigeria targets maternal and newborn health
the EU ambassador to Nigeria said the maternal and newborn health support programme would "help in improving the health status of women and children through an enhanced and sustainable primary healthcare delivery system."
India: Special unit for newborns
Intensive newborn care facilities for resuscitation and management for sick newborns will be opened in 59 government hospitals.