We must work to save babies’ lives

Ethiopia, United States of America

Danae Ireland is a local nurse who recently traveled with Save the Children to Ethiopia to view firsthand what can be done to overcome high newborn and child mortality.

Why are moms in America lagging?

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 In Save the Children’s annual index on the State of the World’s Mothers, the U.S. fell from 25 to 30 this year, says Carolyn Miles.

DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children

Nigeria, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, India, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America HNN Team

The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries. 

World’s Mothers Report: We Need To Lower Newborn Deaths

Nepal, United States of America HNN Team

“If we really want to drive down child mortality overall, we have to move that newborn number faster,” says Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children.

Save the Children mothers’ index: 10 worst countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Somalia, United States of America HNN Team

For the first time, the charity has compiled a separate index on newborn deaths. While deaths of children under five around the world have come down substantially in recent years, there has been little progress on newborns.  

Alaska tops U.S. in infant, neonatal survival rates

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A newly released summary by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed the continuation of a promising trend for Alaska in the last full set of statistics available from 2010.    

U.S. Congress Passes Bill Maintaining Full Support For Global Fund

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The bill provides $1.65 billion for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, moving the U.S. one step closer to meeting its three-year, $4 billion pledge to the organization. 

March of Dimes Funds New Preterm Birth Research

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Five Scientists Aim to Make Strides in Predicting and Preventing Preterm Birth

In Medical First, a Baby With H.I.V. Is Deemed Cured

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Doctors announced on Sunday that a baby had been cured of an H.I.V. infection for the first time.  

A vaccine that works in newborns?

United States of America

Promising compound may help protect babies during vulnerable window.