Ghana: Newborn Care Program Launched In Bolgatanga

Ghana HNN Team

New one-year pilot program launches Upper East region to combat neonatal mortality.

Nigeria still lags behind in improving maternal, newborn health


 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.

Uganda: Government adopts new PMTCT strategy

Uganda HNN Team

The government of Uganda has launched the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) "Option B+" to boost the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).

South Africa: HIV Programme ‘Saving Babies’ Lives’

South Africa HNN Team

According to figures from the Medical Research Council the transmission rate from mother to child decreased in South Africa from 8% in 2008 to 2.7% last year.

UNICEF holds stakeholders’ meeting on accelerating newborn health care in Ghana

Ghana HNN Team

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.

Mozambique: Canada Donates 20 Million Dollars to Reduce Mortality Rate


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.

Uganda: Reduce death of newborn babies

Uganda HNN Team

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 Princess Royal pays tribute to midwives

Ethiopia, South Africa

Meet the 2008 International Midwife Award recipients