Jhpiego equips every training site with all the materials required for BEmONC training including mother and newborn simulation models, delivery kits, computers, LCD projectorand other essential materials to conduct training.
Despite remarkable changes in the levels of understanding of newborn mortality and prevention methods, newborns continue to die and now account for more than 40 percent of all under five deaths.
Medical and aid officials gathered in Johannesburg this week for the conference dedicated to developing strategies to save more newborns.
A new study has found that HIV-infected mothers are less likely to transmit the virus to their newborns if they breastfeed their child exclusively for more than four months. The findings have important implications in sub-Saharan Africa.
South Africa is praised for its fast progress in increasing post-natal survival rates due to HIV programmes, but Lawn warned that this hid the fact that the country’s newborn death rate was “flatlining."
The Global Newborn Action Plan (GNAP) comes as countries make their final push towards the Millennium Development Goals. GNAP is defined as a high-level roadmap that focuses specifically on newborn health.
Bold, Determined Action Now Will Save Millions of Lives in the Future, Stresses Secretary-General in Message to Global Newborn Conference
UN General Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a message for those attending the Global Newborn Health Conference in South Africa.
International healthcare organisations on Monday noted progress in the global fight against deaths among newborns and stunted growth due to malnutrition, but said further support was needed.
"The answer is pretty simple. We’re not taking full advantage of the promising interventions we have at our disposal," Gary Darmstadt told the conference.
If you were about to give birth would you stay somewhere five miles away from any sort of health care?