Health needs escalate as crisis in Gaza continues

HNN Team

The home and maternal health clinic of Feeza Shraim, a UNFPA-supported midwife in the Gaza Strip, were destroyed in an airstrike.

More maternity leave for mothers in Europe – the end of the dream?

HNN Team

Are the EU’s plans to withdraw the proposal on extending maternity leave throughout Europe justified?

Open for Consultation – Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality

The draft “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality” is now online and open for discussion through the World Health Organization (WHO) website. A companion piece to the Every Newborn Action Plan,

Nepal: Government committed to improving health service

Nepal HNN Team

The government has also expressed commitment to make health service more effective by increasing the number of postings of specialist doctors and increasing the strength of health officials at primary health centres.

World Leaders Challenged to Ensure Every Woman and Child Live

HNN Team

Mrs Graça Machel, PMNCH Chair and African Ambassador for A Promised Renewed, was emphatic in her address as she opened the Partners’ Forum.

The Lancet: Midwifery matters “more than ever”

Three quarters of stillbirths and maternal and newborn deaths could be prevented in the next 15 years if effective midwifery was available to all women.

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.

UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Boost Family Planning In Developing Countries

HNN Team

The memorandum of understanding will help to increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in developing countries, particularly for young people.

World Bank grants Yemen $10M for maternal and newborn voucher project

Yemen HNN Team

In improving the use of maternal and newborn health services, it should grant more access to quality maternal health services in targeted areas, reduce mortality while improving infant mortality, and reducing levels of fraud.

Giving Birth amid Chaos in South Sudan

South Sudan HNN Team

Ms. Akuol was seven months pregnant when she escaped Bor State with her family after violence broke out between government and opposition forces in mid-December 2013.