Sierra Leone demands improvements in maternal health

Sierra Leone

Women are encouraged to rate their clinics and demand more from their healthcare services.

India: Government shifts focus from birth control to spacing

India HNN Team

New strategy free from taboos and coercion, and moves away from a camp-based approach, says health official.

16 Million Teenage Girls Get Pregnant Every Year

Thursday, July 11, is World Population Day and the focus this year is on adolescent pregnancy. It’s estimated that 16 million teenage girls give birth every year. Many are in African or other developing countries.

Nigeria: Expectant mothers not visiting ANC clinics regularly – WHO

Nigeria HNN Team

According to the report, health care during pregnancy can save lives, just as good quality care during pregnancy is fundamental to the health, well-being and survival of mothers and their babies.

Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Tajikistan


Save the Children is working with the Ministry of Health in Tajikistan to improve maternal, newborn and child health.

India’s New Child Survival Plan

India HNN Team

The government gave out an order to create a secretariat for a multistakeholder coalition that would oversee the implementation of RMNCH+A. Rajiv Tandon, Save the Children India’s senior health advisor, is the secretariat’s coordinator.  

Planning a Family, Transforming a Nation


A piece on Family Planning in Malawi.

Pakistan: Family planning must to prevent maternal, newborn deaths: Razzaque

Pakistan HNN Team

Islamic scholar supports family planning as a way to reduce maternal and neonatal death in Pakistan. 

Nigeria: Jonathan – Why I Am Passionate About Checking Infant Mortality

Nigeria HNN Team

Nigeria launches Saving One Million Lives programme to scale up access to commodities and health services for women, newborns and children. 

Women Deliver: closing the gap for reproductive and maternal health—call for papers

 (The Lancet) invite(s) high quality submissions that address the themes of the conference and are from research groups working on reproductive, maternal, and newborn health globally.