Nigeria renews efforts to save newborns, mothers

Nigeria

The Nigeria Newborn Health Conference was convened to build synergy and commitment toward ending preventable newborn deaths and renewing the momentum for newborn survival.

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Liberia, Niger, Tanzania, United Republic of

New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013.

Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

Ethiopia, Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda

Most are from preventable causes such as diseases like pneumonia, malnutrition and complications in labour, but new research highlights success in Rwanda.

Solidifying commitments to ensuring zero maternal and newborn deaths

Ethiopia

The Partners’ Forum was focused on various issues related to success and setbacks of maternal and newborn health.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Bangladesh

Global forum calls for urgent action to curb health inequities, cut maternal and child mortality

More newborn babies dying: Experts

Health experts from around the world say millions of innocent lives continue be lost every year, due to pregnant women neglecting their responsibilities and a lack of political will from the leaders.

Yay for SA’s child health policies, nay for outcomes

South Africa

This week holds the opportunity for us to show that we are serious about having a world where no child is born to die.

Building political impetus for babies

The medical journal, The Lancet has released findings about babies worldwide ahead of the Partners Forum set for June in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa: ‘No Excuse’ for Newborn Deaths

Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African Republic

“There has been a fatalistic acceptance from both communities and governments,” Professor Joy Lawn, a Ugandan-born paediatrician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told AllAfrica in a telephone interview.

Almost 3 Million Newborns Could Be Saved Each Year – UNICEF

Nigeria, India, Pakistan

“Focusing on the crucial period between labour and the first hours of life can exponentially increase the chances of survival for both mother and child.”