The conference is focused on newborns, but our panoramic view involves partnerships across many sectors. As the proverb goes, a bundle of sticks is not easily broken. To raise the profile of newborn survival, we need a strong bundle of sticks.
"Delivering mobile-assisted awareness to pregnant mothers and traditional birth attendants could reduce prenatal and maternal mortality by up to 30 percent," according to the report.
Liberia’s Ministry of Health approves chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care to prevent newborn infections and kangaroo mother care to help preterm babies survive as part of newborn health strategy.
The comprehensive strategy designed to improve the health and survival of newborns through interventions that focuses on preconception, conception, during birth, soon after birth and in the postnatal period.
Tanzanian hospitals are set to use e-Health and mobile Health programs in partnership with the Ministry of Health to help improve health communication and treatment.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of stillbirth in the world and little progress has been made in reducing those deaths.
The results-based grant will be used in Ondo, Adamawa and Nasarawa states to help address maternal and newborn health, immunisations and control communicable diseases.
After a successful rollout of the Kangaroo mothercare system in all 27 district hospitals in the country, officials are now targeting health centres countrywide.
Pioneering studies are helping to explain how the foods a mother eats during her pregnancy may affect the way genes function in her children.
To minimise the unnecessary deaths of premature newborns, Tanzania launched a new initiative called Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) at the Muhimbili National Hospital in August last year.