Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates Reduced by Peer Support

Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Malawi HNN Team

Two studies on the effect of peer support on maternal and infant mortality have broken new ground by using randomized controlled trials, according to an accompanying comment, which appear in the May 18 issue of the Lancet. 

World’s Mothers Report: We Need To Lower Newborn Deaths

Nepal, United States of America HNN Team

"If we really want to drive down child mortality overall, we have to move that newborn number faster,” says Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. 

Simple antiseptic can save newborn lives

Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa HNN Team

Chlorhexidine has been around for ages and is often used as an antiseptic, but a number of studies are confirming that this intervention could have a major impact on the high number of newborn deaths in the world and more specifically sub-Saharan Africa.

Roadmap to tackle newborn deaths

Nepal, Bangladesh, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa HNN Team

The Global Newborn Action Plan (GNAP) comes as countries make their final push towards the Millennium Development Goals. GNAP is defined as a high-level roadmap that focuses specifically on newborn health.  

Africa: It’s Time to do Another “Easy” Thing: Newborn Health Care

Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Uganda HNN Team

The conference is focused on newborns, but our panoramic view involves partnerships across many sectors. As the proverb goes, a bundle of sticks is not easily broken. To raise the profile of newborn survival, we need a strong bundle of sticks.  

Nepal: USAID launches Health for Life

Nepal HNN Team

The programme aims to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high quality and equitable family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services.

Nepal: Big boost for childcare plan

Nepal HNN Team

Nepal looks to strengthen continuum of care with Female Community Health Worker program. 

Nepal: Neonatal mortality rate decreases to 3 pc: Report

Nepal HNN Team

Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population recognizes gains made in the decrease of newborn mortality must be expanded to continue progress.  

FIGO 2012: The FIGO LOGIC Initiative: Working towards better maternal and newborn health

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India, Mozambique, Uganda HNN Team

 The LOGIC Initiative created by FIGO aims to improve maternal and newborn health policy and practice in eight countries in Africa and South Asia. 

Groundbreaking Intervention Will Save Infants’ Lives

Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan HNN Team

The application of chlorhexidine on a newborn’s umbilical cord soon after birth can greatly reduce the risk of infection.