New op-ed by Dr. Aminu Magashi highlights the policies guiding maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.
NIH-funded network study finds risk even for women with no history of depression.
Few doctors research stillbirth. Efforts to stop it are minimal. Since the middle of last century, stillbirth rates have barely budged in the United States.
The online registration of births, deaths and stillbirths, which was hitherto restricted to urban areas will now extend even to rural areas.
You are invited to take part in an online survey about your views on stillbirth.
The plan seeks to promote innovative ways to strengthen health sector strategies, and outline standards for quality care, measurement of births and deaths.
Maternal micronutrient supplementation is able to reduce preterm births and low birth weights, according to a study involving over 44,000 Bangladeshi pregnancies.
“I kept the pregnancy secret as long as I could. I only visited the doctor when only I was seven months pregnant,” said Mohape. Mohape believes that revealing a pregnancy early could be extremely dangerous.
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.
It said that Ethiopia is currently ranked 6th in the world as having the greatest potential to save maternal, prenatal and neonatal lives by 2025.