Jhpiego is partnering with the Society of African Gynecologists and Obstetricians (SAGO) to expand and reinforce Ebola preparedness training for frontline health workers across West Africa in the event the virus outbreak spreads further in the region.
“Nigeria in getting this bill assented to will be in line with its commitment to the Africa Health Strategy 2007-2015 adopted in Abuja in 2007 and the Maputo Plan of Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” the groups added.
“C4C provides Nigerian leaders with intensive leadership development and executive coaching, strengthens partner organisations through advocacy funding and technical assistance, and supports Nigerian networks to collaboratively advance the RMNCH agenda.”
Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Perry Calderwood stated the project shows Canada’s committed efforts to globally improve maternal, newborn and child health in Bauchi and Cross River States.
The rise in deaths from preterm birth complications actually coincides with a dramatic decline in the worldwide mortality rate of children under five.
The findings, published in the journal The Lancet, found nearly 1.1 million children died in 2013 as a result of being born prematurely.
“This marks a turning of the tide, a transition from infections to neonatal conditions, especially those related to premature births, and this will require entirely different medical and public health approaches.”
“We have an epidemic of preterm and newborn deaths that represents one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. Two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented without intensive care,” said Francisco.
Mehr als jedes sechste Kind, das keine fünf Jahre alt wird, stirbt an den Komplikationen und Folgen einer Frühgeburt, wie Wissenschaftler in eine neue Studie ermittelt haben.
Wellbeing Foundation Africa Calls for Increased Investment in Midwives at State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Launch
the Wellbeing Foundation Africa continues to reiterate the need for increased investment in the training and continuous development of midwives in order to save the lives of the thousands of Nigerian women who die annually from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.