IRIN In Brief: Indonesia to provide poor with safer maternal care

Indonesia HNN Team

The Indonesian government announced it would fund deliveries performed by skilled birth attendants for three million poor women in 2011 in a bid to reduce the maternal mortality rate.

Lure of cash aids India’s efforts to reduce number of women dying in childbirth

India HNN Team

Indian government officials see the traditional childbearing mind-set as an obstacle to the prosperity and health of a rising economic powerhouse that still has one of the world’s worst rates of maternal mortality.

Low-tech pregnancy device might help birth attendants reduce maternal mortality

HNN Team

Washington Post Staff Writer, David Brown, describes the new simulators with great potential to save mothers and newborns worldwide.

Makerere takes child mortality fight to the east

Uganda HNN Team

Even after recording a number of deaths at childbirth, the Ugandan government has not done much to address the issue. Now Makerere University School of Public Health is undertaking a survey in Iganga and Mayuge districts to find possible ways of averting the deaths, writes Zahra Abigaba.

International Helping Babies Breathe course teaches newborn resuscitation

HNN Team

 It’s been called the most dangerous minute of the most dangerous day of a person’s life. For 829,000 babies each year, it’s the beginning of the end.

American Academy of Pediatrics launches new global initiative: Helping Babies Breathe

When a baby is born and is not breathing, simple techniques like rubbing the baby dry, keeping the baby warm, and suctioning the baby’s mouth may be all that is needed to save a life.

Al Jazeera News: Indonesia battles maternal deaths

Indonesia HNN Team

Watch this news report on maternal and infant mortality in Indonesia, featuring expert commentary by Save the Children

Yemen: Making Pregnancy a Choice, Not a Risk

Yemen HNN Team

Most of those living in Lahej are poor and illiterate, and experience death as often as they bring new life into this world.

Save the Children Featured in BBC World “Invisible Lives” Documentary

Nepal, Malawi

 Save the Children’s Newborn Health Expert, Dr. Joy Lawn, Examines How Nepal and Malawi Make Gains in Saving Newborn Lives; Film Airing on January 26-29