Ebola may change how aid is spent on healthcare in Africa

Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone HNN Team

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.

What’s behind the high rate of infant deaths in the U.S.

United States of America HNN Team

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.

Development Partners Commit to a Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health

Uganda HNN Team

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.

Bihar CM leads Political Conclave to end newborn deaths, with Save the Children

India HNN Team

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

HNN Team

“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.”

Integrating Health Care Systems to Save Lives


Benta and Ezekiel Awino have brought their 9-month-old baby, Ronny, to Rongo District Hospital in Western Kenya for an HIV test.

Nigerian government committed to improving maternal and newborn health – minister

Nigeria HNN Team

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.

Legislation needed: Maternal, newborn health should be a basic right, say speakers

Pakistan HNN Team

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.

Q&A with Kathryn Bolles: Best Places to be a Mother

An interview with Save the Children’s Kathryn Bolles.

World Bank seeks to bridge differences over best way to improve healthcare

HNN Team

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.