In South Africa, a neonatal care initiative builds health and saves lives

South Africa

This hospital, despite its humble status, is a beacon of hope in the province. It has seen a 30 per cent reduction in deaths since 2006 and its neonatal unit has reduced the number of exposed infants who test positive for HIV at six weeks of age.

Rwanda: UNFPA Donates Ambulances, Medical Equipment to MoH


 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday donated six ambulances and Reproductive Health Medical equipments worth US$387,000 to the Ministry of Health (MoH)

Uganda Declared Tetanus Free


 The World Health Organisation yesterday declared Uganda one of the 20 countries that have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus disease. 

‘The grief is all engulfing’: Each day in Britain, 17 babies are stillborn – why is the toll so high?

 Britain has one of the very worst incidences of stillbirths of all developed countries. Ranking 32nd out of 35 countries, with a rate of 3.5 deaths per 1,000 births. 

US donates USD 320,000 equipment for pregnant women

Tanzania, United Republic of

The Jhpiego-led, USAID funded Mothers and Infants, Safe, Healthy and Alive (MAISHA) programme has handed over medical equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to benefit pregnant women.

Mozambique, MCHIP Program Gives Pregnant Women Reasons To Give Birth in Hospitals


Improved maternal health services under the Model Maternities Initiative has increased the number of facility births with a skilled birth attendant present, a critical factor in safeguarding the lives of mother and child.

Ascertaining child and maternal mortality rates


The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) announce that a country-wide survey will be started on March 1 to ascertain child and maternal mortality rates in Pakistan.

Group: Baby deaths high in Zimbabwe gov’t housing


Learn how the displacement of an estimated 700,000 people in the brutal, allegedly politically driven demolition of slums and market stalls throughout Zimbabwe in 2005 is affecting maternal and newborn health.

New bid to control infant, maternal mortality


Learn about how a new UNICEF-funded programme in four districts of Pakistan will help lower maternal and infant mortality in Punjab.

Mozambique eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus


Read about how Mozambique has now joined the ranks of 19  other countries that have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus since 2000.