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Global partners call for improved maternal, child health

Making her first public appearance since the end of her mourning period after the death of her husband, Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, has tasked the world to ensure that women, children and infants attain their given potential, no matter where they live in the world.

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Global partners call for improved maternal, child health

Graça: R12 a year can save three million lives

The deaths of 3 million mothers and their newborn babies (a number comparable to the population of Tshwane) in 75 high-burden countries annually could be prevented if everyone in the world donated $1.15 (about R12.20) a year.

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Graça: R12 a year can save three million lives

Finally, neonatal mortality prevention gains attention

Following the approval of the Every Newborn Action Plan by the ministers last month in the World Health Assembly, a new global action was launched on June 30 in the Partner’s Forum in Johannesburg to bring in significant new financing, policy and service delivery commitments that could save the lives of newborns and mothers.

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Finally, neonatal mortality prevention gains attention

Leaders want maternal health included in post 2015 global agenda

Health advocates from around the world have demanded that maternal and child health are included in the next set of global goals when the millennium development goals expire next year.

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Leaders want maternal health included

In Brazil, 64% of deaths in children under 5 years occur at 1 month

It is the highest percentage recorded in the comparison made between the 75 countries analyzed by the study Partnership for Mothers, Newborns and Children.

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No Brasil, 64% das mortes de criançase