Neonatal deaths, which constitute deaths that occur within the first four weeks of birth, constitute almost half of all deaths in children under the age of five in Ghana.
The Canadian government is to donate 20 million US dollars over a 3 year period to a programme to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates in Mozambique, with a particular focus on the central province of Zambezia.
Save the Children has commissioned a three year project to cost sh750 million to be implemented in partnership to reduce the death of newborn babies in Uganda.
The winner of the International Neonatal Excellence Award in Durban, South Africa, Mrs Regina Obeng, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Health, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor in Accra.
Meet the 2008 International Midwife Award recipients