Malawi: Government Launches National Child Health Strategy and RMNCH

Malawi HNN Team

The RMNCH Score Card is a powerful tool that will give Malawi the means of identifying where correct technical and financial investments will be required.

Five inspirational organisations from Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Kenya, and Colombia recognised by GSK and Save the Children

Bangladesh, Malawi, Mali, Kenya, Colombia HNN Team

Winners of $1 million award to support lifesaving innovations announced. First initiative to be delivered in partnership between GSK and Save the Children that aims to save a million children’s lives.???

Malawi Commended for Its Safe Motherhood Initiatives

Malawi HNN Team

The meeting agreed that the best way for caring for the low birth weight and preterm babies is through Kangaroo Mother Care which Malawi is championing unlike the incubator system where the baby is kept at a hospital.

Malawi: Likuni Hospital receives newborn equipment

Malawi HNN Team

The donation of an infant incubator, suction machine, radiant warmer–with an Apgar score timer, will be used to assess and care for the health of newborn children immediately after birth.

Addis Meeting to Press for Universal Access to Family Planning Services

Ethiopia, Malawi HNN Team

Global leaders and health champions will press the case for expanded family planning services to improve maternal, newborn and child health.

Ghana: Workshop on maternal and newborn health ends in Accra

Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Team

“Ultimately we want to save lives and we cannot save mothers and babies by just talking about it.”

Global child mortality rates “halved”

Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda HNN Team

The report indicated that even some of the world’s poorest countries were able to dramatically reduce child mortality rates.

Eastern, southern Africa lead the world in cutting child deaths – Unicef

Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Team

Neonatal deaths – that occur in the first 28 days of life – are the hardest to tackle. These vulnerable newborns accounted for 44 per cent of under-five deaths in 2012, according to the Unicef report.

Pakistani nurse wins laurels

Malawi, Pakistan, Kenya HNN Team

Bardai is the Head Nurse of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the AKUH and has been striving to reduce the newborn deaths during her ten years working there.

Pakistan: AKU neonatal ICU head nurse wins global award

Malawi, Pakistan, Kenya HNN Team

Bardai, the first Pakistani nurse to win the coveted award, shared the honour with Kenyan nurse Christine Sammy, while Netsayi Gowero, a nurse from Malawi, was the runner-up.