“Progress requires working with other government officials, not to mention the private sector, civil society, religious organizations, and community leaders.”
“There has been a fatalistic acceptance from both communities and governments,” Professor Joy Lawn, a Ugandan-born paediatrician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told AllAfrica in a telephone interview.
“Focusing on the crucial period between labour and the first hours of life can exponentially increase the chances of survival for both mother and child.”
New Lancet Series finds counting births and deaths is an indicator of progress towards ending three million preventable infant deaths.
Inexpensive, Low-Tech Solutions Urged, Such as Breast-Feeding, ‘Kangaroo Care’.
The meeting under the caption: ‘Health Agenda for the Private Sector Joint Advocacy and Commitment Declaration’ brought together key players across the globe to show commitment on how the private sector can create the synergy needed to revamp Nigeria’s health sector.
At the opening of the Implementation of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Week (MNCH week) in Abuja, Mohammad explained that the national schedule was also part of efforts to improve the health status of Nigerian women, children and newborns.
Health experts in Pakistan say that both prevention and treatment efforts are required to address the high burden of newborn sepsis.
The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Tuesday in Bauchi granted regulatory approval for the production of newborn cord care antiseptic gel, Chlorhexidine Digluconate 7.1%, by a Nigerian pharmaceutical company, Drugfield Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
It called for the strengthening and expanding financial risk protection mechanism for the poor and vulnerable groups as part of the broader social protection efforts.