Resilience, Response and Recovery: Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

HNN Team

Urgently addressing and supporting women’s, newborns’, children’s and adolescents’ health in fragile and conflict settings is key to the success of the Post-2015 Agenda, says group of experts meeting in Abu Dhabi.

UN conference in Abu Dhabi says rethink needed in crisis aid for women

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The two-day event is looking at ways to give women access to quality maternal health care. It will present policy recommendations for the next global strategy in the UN’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative.

U-M center launches first phase of reproductive health training in Ethiopia

Ethiopia HNN Team

Students at eight Ethiopian medical schools begin comprehensive reproductive health training through new center led by Ethiopian-born doctor

Bangladesh ‘Golden Girls’ Guard Maternal Safety

Bangladesh HNN Team

In Bangladesh only 27 percent of pregnant women have access to highly trained birth attendants. These teen volunteers are trained to meet pregnant women in their communities and connect them to the most basic medical resources and information

Top clerics endorse concept of birth spacing

Pakistan HNN Team

The clerics unanimously supported the concept of birth spacing as a means to save the lives of mothers and children.

Efforts to digitally educate 6 lakh ASHA workers: Ravishankar Prasad

India HNN Team

Under India Newborn Action Plan (INAP), ASHA workers have been told to track mothers who have delivered new children in their surrounding and keep a chart of them and provide information on health care and nutritional needs.

Tanzania: Stakeholders Push to Reduce Infant Mortality

Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Team

Tanzania committed to the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan and the Sharpened One Plan’ strategies, which if fully implemented, would help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.

Spending $25 a woman annually on healthcare could save millions of lives

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The report, published on Thursday by the Guttmacher Institute and the UN population fund, the UNFPA, says $39.2bn (£20.9bn) a year is needed to provide an essential package of services to all women of reproductive age, typically between 15 and 49.

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.”

Development Partners Commit to a Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health

Uganda HNN Team

The meeting saw partners commit resources to the global efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the Global Financing Facility, which will prioritise investment in the health of women and children.