World Prematurity Day event at Mulago Nursing School highlights government commitment to combatting preterm birth in Uganda.
According to Dr. Jessica Nsumba, the assistant commissioner for child health in the Ministry of Health, Uganda is ranked 13th out of 184 countries with the highest number of babies born prematurely.??
According to Dr. Jessica Nsumba, the assistant commissioner for child health in the Ministry of Health, Uganda is ranked 13th out of 184 countries with the highest number of babies born prematurely.
The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is soon leading an implementation research undertaking to test community initiatives for maternal and newborn healthcare.
In 2000, only 10 percent of women in Rwanda delivered in a proper health facility. By 2010 that number had increased to 69 percent.
Despite being on track to meet MDG4, more women need to be visiting antenatal care facilities in the first trimester.
Nigeria launches Saving One Million Lives programme to scale up access to commodities and health services for women, newborns and children.
The LOGIC Initiative created by FIGO aims to improve maternal and newborn health policy and practice in eight countries in Africa and South Asia.
New one-year pilot program launches Upper East region to combat neonatal mortality.
An upcoming Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Commodities Availability Conference scheduled for next week in Abuja would draw attention to availability of these supplies.