Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released
Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.
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.
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 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.
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.
New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said preventable deaths of women and children could be ended “within a generation,” with political commitment an increase in innovative financing and strong partnership.
It is critical that the G7 continue its work on supporting health which is one of the group’s greatest achievements. A number of global NGOs have come together to call on the G7 to take action.
First Embrace highlights early essential newborn care (EENC) – a package of actions and interventions that address the most common causes of newborn death or disease, such as prematurity (being born too soon), low birth weight and severe infection.
Michael Gerson’s powerful Feb. 24 op-ed column, “Saving lives at the start,” brought into sharp focus one of the great health challenges of the 21st century — stubbornly high maternal- and newborn-mortality rates in Africa and South Asia.