Indonesian ‘Facts for Life’ aims to boost infant, maternal health


The Jakarta Post outlines how the Indonesian government and UNICEF have come together to distribute a guidebook to help improve public awareness of healthy habits and Indonesia’s infant and maternal health indicators.

Mother-Baby Pack launched to prevent HIV transmission launched in Kenya


Watch the video and read about the global launch of the Mother-Baby Pack in Kenya, an innovative approach to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Neonatal Award winner calls on Minister


The winner of the International Neonatal Excellence Award in Durban, South Africa, Mrs Regina Obeng, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Health, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor in Accra.

Nursing babies back to health is her passion


After spending 20 years nursing sick newborns back to health, Rekha Kashinath Samant says stories of abandoned babies still tug at her heartstrings.

Pakistani Mothers, Babies Face Health Risks


PBS follows the Pakistan Medical Association through camps near flood-affected areas in Pakistan to cover the conditions that expectant mothers endure and their infants are born into.

Programme of improvements assures quality in mother and child health across Uzbekistan

UNICEF correspondent Rob McBride reports on a programme of improvements in mother-and-child health introduced by the Uzbek Ministry of Health, the European Commission and UNICEF.

Neonatal nurses receive awards

Christine Otai is a neonatal nurse in Uganda. Nineteen years ago, she helped a woman to give birth but unfortunately the young mother passed away.

The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking

 Watch the powerful video that shows the potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.

Pregnancy and childbirth support in Pakistan


Watch this UNICEF video on what is being done to help expecting mothers and newborns in Pakistan’s terrible flood conditions.

MALAWI: President lifts ban on traditional birth assistants


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