8 MILLION REASONS TO SUPPORT WORLD BIRTH DEFECTS DAY 2016 ON MARCH 3RD

Every Newborn Website HNN Admin

On 3 March 2016, we celebrate the 2nd annual World Birth Defects Day (WBDD). WBDD is supported …

Launch of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

HNN Admin

Launch of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

Malawi: Govt Achieves MDG4 First Among Neighbouring Countries

Malawi

Lilongwe — Malawi is the first country among her neighbours to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 which is aimed at reducing child mortality.

Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions: Programs Join Forces to Multiply Lifesaving Impact

Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, South Sudan

Thrive Networks and newborn care innovator Embrace are joining forces to increase the reach and impact of their solutions to a persistent global health challenge: the unacceptably high newborn mortality rate in countries around the globe. 

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.

India: Haryana prepares action plan to reduce Infant Mortality Rate in state

India

The Haryana Newborn Action Plan will be prepared with the help of experts, and gaps in services including manpower, equipment, medicines and skill will be identified and addressed.

Obgyn training in Sub-Saharan Africa bolstered by new collections shared both online and offline

Ethiopia, Ghana

Increasing high quality, obstetric care in Sub-Saharan Africa is critical to achieving the World Health Organization consensus standards to eliminate preventable maternal mortality, and to attaining the goals of the Every Newborn Action Plan.

Governments can prevent tragic death toll of mothers and babies

Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan

Governments could substantially reduce the tragic death toll of infants and mothers by making postnatal care services more accessible – especially to impoverished and poorly educated women in rural areas, according to a study.

Saving newborn babies, one embrace at a time

Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam

The First Embrace, a regional launch in 37 countries, says Dr. Silvestre, is taking off from the Philippine experience of changing the way we care for our babies, especially immediately after birth, as well as changing our practices for mothers.

How Far With Nigeria’s Call to Action On Newborn Health?

Nigeria

New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.