Ten countries, including Nepal and Bangladesh in South Asia, have dramatically reduced mother and child deaths within two decades despite social and political challenges.
The World Health Organisation has recommended an intervention developed and tested by partners in four countries and UCL researchers to improve maternal and newborn health.
An informal breakfast meeting organized by PMNCH, brought together a dozen ministers of health and representatives from the Gates Foundation led by Melinda Gates, to discuss maternal and newborn health with a specific focus on the Every Newborn Action Plan.
Nepal has made significant progress in Save the Children´s 2015 Mother Index by rising five spots ovetaking Bhutan to reach 116th out of 178 countries globally.
Nepal rose five spots on Save the Children’s 2015 Mothers’ Index, overtaking Bhutan to reach 116th out of 178 countries globally.
“Two thirds of Bangladeshi mothers that are still delivering at home at the hand of unskilled providers.”
With use of low-cost antiseptic, chlorhexidine, the country has lowered the risk of death in newborn babies by 23 percent.
“The scale-up plan, currently being implemented, aims to make chlorhexidine available in over three-fourths of Nepal’s districts by the end of 2015.”
The prize recognizes excellence in the use of science, technology and innovation to solve developmental challenges.
The government and Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) have signed an agreement for a multi million project aimed to improve maternal and child health care in remote Mugu district.