On average, one woman in 30 is likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, and seven out of 10 women will lose a child in their lifetime. Despite global improvements in children’s and maternal health, inequality between the world’s richest and poorest mothers and children is widening.
Nigeria: World Bank Approves US$500 Million to Improve Maternal and Child Health, Achieve the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ Goal
Federal and State governments will also receive incentive payments for better tackling governance and management issues in the health sector and for improving the quality of basic health services.
The Zambian Government wants to ensure that maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes are enshrined as key goals of national development policies and plans, as enshrined in the Zambian Government’s Roadmap for Accelerating Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality, 2013-2016.
The White Ribbon Alliance is working with World Vision International, Save the Children and many other partners to organise national and district level citizens’ hearings in at least 30 countries in the first half of 2015.
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.
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.
New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.
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.
Dr Appiah-Denkyirah said figures recorded in maternal and neonatal deaths were unacceptable and therefore health management teams from the zonal to the national level must scale up strategies to make the CHPS centres functional.
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.