Want to save 3 million lives? Improve quality of care at birth

This World Breastfeeding Week, we celebrate the health interventions that has the greatest potential impact on child survival – and doesn’t cost a dime.

Call to action to improve the health of women, children and adolescents worldwide

The 15 papers, co-authored by WHO, outline the current evidence, identify successes as well as critical gaps in progress, and highlight key priorities to end preventable deaths and build resilient and prosperous societies.

New app to calculate the size of babies using the INTERGROWTH-21st Standards

A free computer application has now been released to enable clinicians and researchers to determine, simply and quickly, centiles and z scores at birth for weight, head circumference and length.

Solar lighting increases night births in health facilities

Uganda HNN Team

Among these interventions is a simplified solution to lighting of maternity wards using a Solar Suitcase. This is an easy-to-use power unit that provides health workers with lighting and power for mobile communication, laptop commuters and small medical devices.

MCSP and WHO Release New Evidence Brief for Augmentation of Labour

USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), along with World Health Organization, releases its latest evidence brief: Recommendations for Augmentation of Labour.

Launch of new Countdown case study on RMNCH in Ethiopia


New 12 page policy brief on entitled “Countdown to a healthier Ethiopia” released in Addis Abba.

Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions: Programs Join Forces to Multiply Lifesaving Impact

Afghanistan, Benin, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, South Sudan

Thrive Networks and newborn care innovator Embrace are joining forces to increase the reach and impact of their solutions to a persistent global health challenge: the unacceptably high newborn mortality rate in countries around the globe. 

Registration for Woman Deliver Conference 2016 Now Open

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ORB: A Groundbreaking, Online Global Library for Training Frontline Health Workers

ORB offers frontline health workers and trainers access to quality assured openly licensed content that can be used on mobile devices and shared virally amongst communities.

Newborns at Risk in Nepal as Monsoon Season Approaches

Nepal HNN Team

Thousands of newborn babies are at serious risk of illness and neonatal death in Nepal, Save the Children warns, one month on from the earthquake that claimed at least 8,500 lives.