In 2014 the Indian government also announced the introduction of new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme and the landmark India Newborn Action Plan was released.
CSOs and private sector gather to formally kickstart the process of updating the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which will be launched together with the Sustainable Development Goals in September of this year.
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.
According to Adhikari, all ailing newborn babies of up to 28 days will get free treatment from government health facilities throughout the country under the Safe Newborn Program.
Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Round 5 Call for Innovative Solutions to Prevent Infant & Maternal Deaths
Today, the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development partners launched their fifth call for groundbreaking, sustainable innovations to save the lives of mothers and newborns in the hardest to reach corners of the world.
Integrated care systems that use innovative approaches are desperately needed across the full range of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child healthcare.
Save the Children said that in 78 percent of the 87 low and middle income countries it analyzed in its “Lottery of Birth” report, at least one social or economic group was lagging behind and making slower progress in reducing child mortality.
The plan seeks to promote innovative ways to strengthen health sector strategies, and outline standards for quality care, measurement of births and deaths.
The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has expressed concern about the increasing newborn mortality rate (NMR) in the country and called for concerted efforts by the general public to deal with the issue.
Facility-based delivery in all project sites in Cordillera improved to an average of 86 percent in 2013, compared to the 79 % recorded in 2012, the first year of project implementation.