When Ebola broke out in Sierra Leone in May, and Liberia in August, the number of births attended by a health professional in Liberia dropped from 52 percent to 38 percent.
Over 8,000 hygienic birth kits, with supplies for safe childbirth have been distributed in Guinea by UNFPA as of 26 September.
The deadly earthquake that hit Ludian, Yunnan province, two weeks ago has affected the lives of more than 1 million people, over 250,000 of whom are children.
The home and maternal health clinic of Feeza Shraim, a UNFPA-supported midwife in the Gaza Strip, were destroyed in an airstrike.
An ongoing web page celebrating healthy babies born in crisis.
An interview with Save the Children’s Kathryn Bolles.
NYT on the Every Newborn Lancet Series.
“While it is too soon to predict how many lives will be lost due to Haiyan, past experience suggests many more young children could die in 2014 due to deteriorating conditions than were killed outright by the storm,” the report notes.
Nepal has made significant progress in Save the Children´s 2015 Mother Index by rising five spots ovetaking Bhutan to reach 116th out of 178 countries globally.
Nepal rose five spots on Save the Children’s 2015 Mothers’ Index, overtaking Bhutan to reach 116th out of 178 countries globally.