UNICEF official: Attacks on medical facilities in Syria “should shake the moral compass of the world.”
AMMAN, 8 June, 2016 – “Everyone must question their humanity when babies have to be taken out of incubators because of attacks on hospitals.“ UNICEF confirms that three medical facilities were attacked in Aleppo today in the space of three hours. The al-Bayan and al-Hakeem hospitals, within a distance of 300 metres, and the Abdulhadi … Continued
Zika virus disease: Questions and answers
Zika virus occurs in tropical areas with large mosquito populations, and is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia and Western Pacific.
New app to calculate the size of babies using the INTERGROWTH-21st Standards
A free computer application has now been released to enable clinicians and researchers to determine, simply and quickly, centiles and z scores at birth for weight, head circumference and length.
Mothers and Babies
Relief agencies move out, but the need for maternal and child care is greater than ever in quake-hit areas.
Solar lighting increases night births in health facilities
Among these interventions is a simplified solution to lighting of maternity wards using a Solar Suitcase. This is an easy-to-use power unit that provides health workers with lighting and power for mobile communication, laptop commuters and small medical devices.
Message for World Population Day
Statement by United National Populations Fund (UNFP) Director highlighting the need to focus on reproductive health in emergencies.
MCSP and WHO Release New Evidence Brief for Augmentation of Labour
USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), along with World Health Organization, releases its latest evidence brief: Recommendations for Augmentation of Labour.
Newborns at Risk in Nepal as Monsoon Season Approaches
Thousands of newborn babies are at serious risk of illness and neonatal death in Nepal, Save the Children warns, one month on from the earthquake that claimed at least 8,500 lives.
Burundi refugees giving birth in unsafe conditions
the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimated more than 46,000 refugees were seeking shelter in Tanzania, following violence and unrest in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.
Emergency preparedness pays off as Kathmandu hospitals respond to earthquakes
In Nepal, hospital retrofitting, which involves everything from repairing cracks in walls to installing seismic belts and roof bracing, has been a core part of preparedness plans.