Experts are now debating whether the funding balance needs to be adjusted to concentrate more on building general health systems in poor countries so they can withstand health crises like Ebola.
Researchers pointed to such factors as gestational age and birth weight in proposing that health is the main driver of infant deaths in the U.S.
The meeting saw partners commit resources to the global efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the Global Financing Facility, which will prioritise investment in the health of women and children.
Save the Children hosted a political conclave – on the theme ‘No Child Born to Die’ — with elected representatives and political leaders from Bihar in the state capital.
With 546 days left to score Millennium Development Goals, new roadmap released to save lives of additional 140,000 women, 250,000 newborns by end of 2015
“The Acceleration Roadmap challenges leaders focused on maternal and newborn survival to save every life possible in the remaining six quarters until the MDGs expire.”
Benta and Ezekiel Awino have brought their 9-month-old baby, Ronny, to Rongo District Hospital in Western Kenya for an HIV test.
Chukwu said this year’s theme was strategic as it brings to focus the importance of universal health coverage unlocking the door for significant improvement in the health status of Nigerians.
The roundtable aimed at sensitising participants on the gaps and limitations of existing social safety nets for improving health in general, and mother and neonatal health (MNH) in particular, for the most marginalised women.
An interview with Save the Children’s Kathryn Bolles.
The World Bank pressed its campaign for universal health coverage at its spring meetings on Friday and sought ways to bridge a conflict over how best to raise healthcare at the same time as reducing disease and premature death.