‘What Free Maternal and Child Care Has Done for Us’

Nigeria

The provision of free maternal and child care in the Delta State’s hospitals has significantly contributed to the drastic reduction of incidents of maternal and child mortality in the state.

Turning the Tide on HIV, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Kenya

Kenya

This support will build on on-going efforts by the Government of Kenya and other partners to increase access to lifesaving high impact interventions to promote the survival of our mothers and children.

Uganda: Traditional Birth Attendants Blamed for HIV Among Newborn Babies

Uganda

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has passed a resolution to phase out traditional birth attendants by 2015 in a bid to meet zero new HIV infections among newborn babies.

African Countries Make New Investments in Health

Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya

This year, as UNAIDS reported, low and middle income countries are for the first time providing more funding themselves for HIV than they are getting from external sources.

Lesotho: Pregnant, positive and on HIV treatment for life

Botswana, Lesotho

While Botswana has managed to lower HIV transmission rates from mother to child to as low as 3 percent, Lesotho’s rate remains at an unacceptable 23 percent.

Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion

Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Obama pledges up to $5 billion for global AIDS fund

Pledge is dependent upon other nations giving $10 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Differing Levels of Progress Make Idea of ‘AIDS in Africa’ Obsolete

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Togo, Zambia

Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about “AIDS in Africa” as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronism, campaigners said on Tuesday.

South Africa far from targets to reduce maternal, infant mortality

South Africa

The worst district for stillbirths was the Western Cape’s Central Karoo district, where they have more than doubled in a year although the number of cases is still small.

Breast milk protein may be key to protecting babies from HIV infection

A substance in breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may protect babies from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke Medicine.