New app to calculate the size of babies using the INTERGROWTH-21st Standards

A free computer application has now been released to enable clinicians and researchers to determine, simply and quickly, centiles and z scores at birth for weight, head circumference and length.

Scoping survey in preparation of a high-level conference and the launch of an inducement prize on maternal and newborn health

This questionnaire provides the opportunity for you to have your voice heard and taken into account when designing the European and global strategy to reach the Sustainable Development Goals on maternal and newborn health.

Bangladesh: Neonatal death rate remains static despite other successes

Bangladesh

Health and population experts link better health outcomes to sustained growth of per capita income and expansion of health services both in rural and urban areas.

Bangladesh: Improving newborn survival

Bangladesh

Implementation of CNCP in Kushtia district has been recently launched in Dhaka by the Directorates of Health Services (DGHS) and Directorates of Family Planning (DGFP) with technical support from Saving Newborn Lives Programme of Save the Children.

Bangladesh: CNCP Launched to Improve Newborn Survival

Bangladesh

This package will be implemented in Kushtia with technical support from SNL, Save the Children in Bangladesh to measure the strength of implementation so that those interventions could be implemented at scale within the existing government system later on.

The WOMAN Trial: an international effort to reduce maternal mortality

The Clinical Trials Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking new collaborators for the WOMAN Trial: an international effort to reduce maternal mortality.

Launch of African Health Stats website

The site is the brainchild of the African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs, and provides reliable data on the progress made by members towards their Maputo Plan of Action and Abuja Call commitments.

Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Scaling Up Investment Plan 2015-2024

The World Bank and the World Health Organization with input from several agencies and countries have developed a Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Scaling Up Investment Plan.

India: Govt scaling up newborn care units for better services

India

Scale up of newborn care units is to address monitoring gaps in the quality of services at the facilities.

Exclusive, Extended Breastfeeding Lowers Mother-to-Infant HIV Risk

Zambia

A new study has found that HIV-infected mothers are less likely to transmit the virus to their newborns if they breastfeed their child exclusively for more than four months. The findings have important implications in sub-Saharan Africa.