Save the Children’s Organizations Merged

Save the Children’s three organizations; UK, US and Sweden have ended the long term process of merging all the three organizations in South Sudan under the umbrella of Save the Children International.

Analysis: Tackling Ethiopia’s Maternal Deaths

Ethiopia

The health extension programme, through which the government has trained some 30,000 lay extension workers, is also expected to improve women’s access to skilled birth attendance.

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Round III Request for Applications

The Challenge seeks to identify and develop transformative approaches that integrate new science and technology, better service delivery models, and improved "demand side" innovations.

African Union Heads of State Summit and CARMMA High-Level Event

Ethiopia

Meeting at the African Union Summit, Heads of State and Government made new commitments to speed-up the reduction of maternal death and disability in the continent.  

African leaders mobilise internal resources to reduce maternal/infant mortality

Malawi, South Africa, Uganda

Another approach, Museveni suggested, should be sensitisation. "This is very crucial to educate expectant mothers to attend ante-natal clinics in order to ensure safe delivery. 

Bill Gates on Importance of Measuring Results in Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The concrete goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds created a clear target by which to measure success or failure.

Nigeria can achieve zero mother to child HIV infection by 2015, says U.S.

Nigeria

"Out of the 61 cases of children…zero were infected and if Nigeria can replicate what has happened in this hospital throughout this country, it will be well on its way towards achieving its goal of saving one million lives."

Nigeria: Jonathan, Norway PM Predict ‘Tipping Point’ for Maternal, Child Health

Nigeria

The two leaders, who are co-chairs of the United Nations Saving Life Commodities for Women and Children, in a joint report presented in Oslo, Norway Tuesday, also praised Nigeria’s initiative of saving one million lives.

Breathing program may help save newborns’ lives

Tanzania, United Republic of

The researchers found newborn deaths dropped from 13 per 1,000 babies to seven per 1,000 once Helping Babies Breathe was implemented. The rate of stillbirth fell from 19 per 1,000 babies before to just over 14 per 1,000 after.

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Africa One “Champion” at a Time

Benin, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya

 MCHIP discusses Madagascar’s approach to Maternal and Newborn Health.