A New Partnership to Protect Mothers and Newborns in the Midst of the Ebola Outbreak

Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo HNN Team

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: National Health Bill: Stakeholders Advocate Urgent Presidential Assent

Nigeria HNN Team

“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.

Nigeria: Raising champions for change

Nigeria HNN Team

“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.”

Canada Commits $45m To Train Nigerian Health Workers

Nigeria HNN Team

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.

Study: Preterm Birth Complications Leading Cause of Death for Young Children

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya HNN Team

The rise in deaths from preterm birth complications actually coincides with a dramatic decline in the worldwide mortality rate of children under five.

Being born too early is now the leading cause of death in young children

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

The findings, published in the journal The Lancet, found nearly 1.1 million children died in 2013 as a result of being born prematurely.

Preterm birth complication number one child killer over world

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Pakistan HNN Team

“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.”

India leads in preterm birth complication deaths: Study

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Kenya HNN Team

“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.

Frühgeburten häufigste Todesursache bei Kleinkindern

Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan HNN Team

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

Nigeria HNN Team

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.