Newborn Deaths Expose India’s Low Health Budget
A year after the Indian government began paying pregnant women to deliver their babies in state-run facilities, the pressure is showing on the country’s understaffed and poorly equipped hospitals.
India: Online system to soon track maternal and infant deaths
The Haryana government will soon have a web-based surveillance system to keep tabs on the maternal deaths and that of infants or yet-to-be born children.
New Partnership Brings Key Leaders in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Together to Improve Quality of Care in Low-Income Countries
Survive and Thrive launched to improve survival rates for women and children around the world.
Uganda: Reduce death of newborn babies
Save the Children has commissioned a three year project to cost sh750 million to be implemented in partnership to reduce the death of newborn babies in Uganda.
Save Our Children From Unnecessary Death
Op-ed article by The Namibian columnist Tsudao Gurirab about newborn mortality in Namibia and how health outcomes must be improved.
India: GB Pant Hospital Crisis
Op-Ed – Government needs to upgrade all district hospitals in terms of infrastructure and manpower
Zimbabwe Gets $400,000 Boost for Neonatal Care
The Zimbabwean government through UNICEF has received an amount of over $400 000 from a United Kingdom based organization towards the resuscitation and support of the maternal and new born survival in the country.
Uganda: Civil Society Coalition on Maternal Newborn and Child Health Implores Parliamentarians to Hold their Governments Accountable
The coalition demands that urgent attention be put on nutrition needs, and the rights of women and children to access health.
Ghana: Govt secures funds for KATH maternity clinic
The Government has secured a $240- million loan to complete the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternal and Child Welfare Clinic in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
In Asia-Pacific, health poses challenge to 2015 goals
A new UN assessment indicates South Asia is underperforming in trying to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.