New bid to control infant, maternal mortality

Pakistan

Learn about how a new UNICEF-funded programme in four districts of Pakistan will help lower maternal and infant mortality in Punjab.

Indonesian ‘Facts for Life’ aims to boost infant, maternal health

Indonesia

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.

Mother-Baby Pack launched to prevent HIV transmission launched in Kenya

Kenya

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.

Pakistani Mothers, Babies Face Health Risks

Pakistan

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.

Programme of improvements assures quality in mother and child health across Uzbekistan

UNICEF correspondent Rob McBride reports on a programme of improvements in mother-and-child health introduced by the Uzbek Ministry of Health, the European Commission and UNICEF.

India announces welfare scheme for pregnant women

India

India’s government takes steps to reduce its maternal mortality rate, which is the highest in the world.

The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking

 Watch the powerful video that shows the potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.

Pregnancy and childbirth support in Pakistan

Pakistan

Watch this UNICEF video on what is being done to help expecting mothers and newborns in Pakistan’s terrible flood conditions.

Advocates continue to call on all

Nigeria, Nepal, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Yemen HNN Admin

Malawi: WRA, Save the Children, Oxfam and Fair Play Africa co-hosted a two day meeting in Lilongwe for health advocates from across Africa to focus on advocacy efforts.

Lancet: Sharp drop in maternal deaths worldwide

HNN Admin

The number of women dying in childbirth worldwide has dropped dramatically, a British medical journal reports, adding that it was pressured to delay its findings until after U.N. meetings this week on public health funding.