Among Save the Children’s recommendations: prioritize making health care accessible to mothers and newborns, invest in women and girls, promote crisis preparedness, and devise emergency responses that account for the unique needs of mothers and children.
Ms. Akuol was seven months pregnant when she escaped Bor State with her family after violence broke out between government and opposition forces in mid-December 2013.
UNFPA is is calling for urgent support to protect the lives of pregnant women, including an estimated 1,480 women who give birth in dire conditions every day.
The country’s three-year war has taken a devastating toll on children’s health, according to charity Save the Children.
South Sudan is one of the most dangerous nations on earth to give birth, according to a new report from Save the Children.
Save the Children argues that most of these deaths are preventable.
WHO blames years of underdevelopment and neglect from the international community for the dire situation in CAR.
Ethiopia’s Demographic and Health Survey shows that the unmet need for contraceptives in this Horn of Africa nation now stands at 25.3 percent.
The psychological trauma of a disaster on the scale of Typhoon Haiyan, may bring on premature labour, say health workers. “If the baby is delivered preterm, there is a lower rate of survival,” Umali said.
UN agencies stress need for breastfeeding support to mothers in affected areas.