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.
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.
Students at eight Ethiopian medical schools begin comprehensive reproductive health training through new center led by Ethiopian-born doctor
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
The clerics unanimously supported the concept of birth spacing as a means to save the lives of mothers and children.
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 committed to the ‘Every Newborn Action Plan and the Sharpened One Plan’ strategies, which if fully implemented, would help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.
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.
“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.”
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.