Newborns, children’s nutrition still neglected: Experts


Newborns and infant nutrition are among issues that need more focus beyond the 2015 target for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), public health experts have said.

FIGO 2012: How to accelerate progress on prevention and care of preterm babies

Preterm birth panel at the 20th World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Rome

World Health Assembly 2012: Ministerial Briefing on Preterm Birth

 More than 70 participants from 30 countries gathered at the World Health Assembly to discuss the new evidence on preterm birth emerging from Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Births.

75% of deaths of premature babies are preventable, says report

 Major study reveals one in 10 babies are born pre-term, but deaths can be avoided with better availability of inexpensive treatments.

Three-year study identifies key interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths

Three year study provides global consensus on best ways to prevent maternal, newborn and child deaths

Analysing the Commitments to Advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

Massive Push to Improve the Health of Women and Children: Tens of billions have been committed from both rich and poor countries

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health at the 64th World Health Assembly

The Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly has adjourned, with major decisions to support reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH).

Global Strategy: New Commitments

16 countries announced new commitments to dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, as part of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.

Delhi Declaration 2010 – “From Pledges to Action and Accountability”

 Outcome document from the PMNCH Partner’s Forum

Cell phones help save the lives of mothers, infants and children

 Second Annual mHeath Summit on Nov. 8-10 in Washington, D.C.