UN partners with African nations to boost girls’ access to reproductive health services

Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, United Republic of

The announcement came on Friday at the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Africa, held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Democratic Republic of Congo World’s Toughest Place to Be a Mother, Finland the Best-Save the Children

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the toughest place in the world to be a mother.

DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children

Nigeria, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, India, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America

The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries. 

Save the Children mothers’ index: 10 worst countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Somalia, United States of America

For the first time, the charity has compiled a separate index on newborn deaths. While deaths of children under five around the world have come down substantially in recent years, there has been little progress on newborns.  

Newborn deaths reduce by 1.3 million in two decades but will take Africa 150 years to reach US/UK newborn survival levels – Study

Angola, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone

The first week of life is considered as the riskiest week for newborns but yet many countries are only just beginning postnatal care programmes to reach mothers and babies at this critical time

Global study finds newborns struggle to survive

Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Pakistan

 Fewer newborn babies are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa is being left behind, said a global study led by the World Health Organization