Malawi: Government Launches National Child Health Strategy and RMNCH

Malawi HNN Team

The RMNCH Score Card is a powerful tool that will give Malawi the means of identifying where correct technical and financial investments will be required.

Family Planning Summit Set for Ethiopia

Ethiopia HNN Team

“We have seen that postpartum family planning is essential, is needed. It saves lives. We think that this resource document is going to help many countries do more to reach women, who right now may be confused about family planning options right around the time of birth.”

More midwives needed to improve maternal and newborn survival

Ethiopia, Indonesia, Somalia, Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Team

Retention of midwives, especially in rural areas, is a major challenge for many countries, one that threatens to negate all the hard work and resources invested in their training.

Addis Meeting to Press for Universal Access to Family Planning Services

Ethiopia, Malawi HNN Team

Global leaders and health champions will press the case for expanded family planning services to improve maternal, newborn and child health.

Southern Africa: Media Drilled On Reproductive Health

South Africa HNN Team

Some 50 media professionals from across Africa are participating in workshop on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which articulated bold new vision about the relationships between population, development and well-bring.

The vicious circle of low birth weight in Pakistan

Pakistan HNN Team

Pakistan has the world’s second highest rate of low birth weight births, according to UNICEF.

Neonatal infection ‘associated with bacterial infection in the mother’

A new study has revealed that early-onset neonatal infection is associated with the mother.  

UN partners with African nations to boost girls’ access to reproductive health services

Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Team

The announcement came on Friday at the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Africa, held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Pakistan: Government to focus on health of infants, mothers

Pakistan HNN Team

Legislation in Pakistan is under way for the establishment of the Punjab Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Authority.