Bangladesh summit holds parliaments ‘accountable’ for maternal mortality

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Malawi, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya HNN Team

The Inter-Parlimentary Union organized a summit for MP’s from ten countries to discuss ways in which they could assume more accountability for maternal and newborn health concerns. 

Kenya’s Mothers Shun Free Maternity Health Care

Kenya HNN Team

Some women may fear that fee waiver could result in lower quality of care at government health facilities.

Africa is riskiest place to be born; 1 million babies die on day of birth globally: new report


More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa.

Breast milk can save 97 babies an hour

Uganda, Kenya HNN Team

Speaking during the release of the report in Nairobi, the head of the Division of Nutrition at the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Terry Wefwafwa said that the report is a call to action for Kenyans to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding.

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.

Solar lamps reduce childbirth risks in remote northern Kenya


 Local distribution of solar lamps to remote health workers help to reduce childbirth risks in northern Kenya.

Kenya: Babies Miss Out On TB Immunization

Kenya HNN Team

Thousands of infants born in remote northern parts of Kenya in the past six weeks risk contracting tuberculosis (TB) due to a vaccine shortage.

Kenya: Country Hails Commonwealth Initiative to Enhance Capacity of Midwifery


Scaling up of midwifery educators’ training will drastically improve maternal and neonatal health in Sub-Saharan Africa – Kenya Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka

Mother-Baby Pack update: More efforts needed to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Cameroon, Lesotho, Zambia, Kenya

For the last few years, UNICEF has been working with partners on an innovation to address issues related to HIV/AIDS and PMTCT – the Mother-Baby Pack.

Kenya launches new campaign to reduce maternal mortality


Women to seek medical attention to ensure they deliver safely and also save their newborn babies