Interview with Muna Irdis of the UNFPA in Jordan highlights improvements, next steps needed to meet MDG 4 and 5.
Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu-Mills has urged midwives, community health nurses and other health professionals to educate pregnant and nursing mothers on the provisions of quality newborn healthcare for their babies.
‘The grief is all engulfing’: Each day in Britain, 17 babies are stillborn – why is the toll so high?
Britain has one of the very worst incidences of stillbirths of all developed countries. Ranking 32nd out of 35 countries, with a rate of 3.5 deaths per 1,000 births.
Getting pregnant soon after childbearing, miscarriage or abortion places mothers and newborns at a higher risk of health complications or even death.
Internet Kiosks Help Reduce Infant Mortality Rates: Study examined women’s use of technology in rural India
Read about a new study conducted by a researcher at the University of Arkansas shows that Internet kiosks providing information on prenatal and postnatal care for mother and baby have helped reduce infant, child, and maternal mortality rates in rural India.
Learn how the displacement of an estimated 700,000 people in the brutal, allegedly politically driven demolition of slums and market stalls throughout Zimbabwe in 2005 is affecting maternal and newborn health.
Learn about how a new UNICEF-funded programme in four districts of Pakistan will help lower maternal and infant mortality in Punjab.
The Jakarta Post outlines how the Indonesian government and UNICEF have come together to distribute a guidebook to help improve public awareness of healthy habits and Indonesia’s infant and maternal health indicators.
Watch the video and read about the global launch of the Mother-Baby Pack in Kenya, an innovative approach to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
PBS follows the Pakistan Medical Association through camps near flood-affected areas in Pakistan to cover the conditions that expectant mothers endure and their infants are born into.