African Union calls for the strengthening of accountability mechanisms for maternal, child and adolescent health at the Women Deliver Conference
AU Chairperson-
24 May 2016Article
Copenhagen, Denmark, 17th May 2016: The African Union working with partners organized an evening reception on accountability for women and children health. The reception included both a booth and a brief update showcasing the AU online data platform... MORE
African Union Calls for intensification of efforts to improve Maternal and Child Survival at the Women Deliver Conference
African Leaders Call for moreAccountability on Maternal and Health Issues
17 May 2016Article
Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th May 2016: As part of concerted efforts to reduce maternal and child deaths the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with MSH-ASH, USAID and key partners, organized a high level side event in the margins of the... MORE
Invest in "army of midwives" to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeria
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11 May 2016Article
Investing in an "army of midwives" across Nigeria will cut the number of stillbirths and women dying during or after giving birth, a leading women's rights activist said ahead of the West African nation's first global conference on midwifery.... MORE
Investing In Trained Midwives in Liberia
09 May 2016Article
Although 20 years have passed since the first time Bentoe Tehoungue assisted a woman to give birth in rural Liberia, she remembers the experience like it was yesterday. The pregnant woman was only 13 – an age when childbirth can be a death sentence... MORE
USAID Partners with Ethiopia to Reduce Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Mortality rates
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06 May 2016Article
Ethiopia has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal deaths and disabilities in the world. Women have a one-in-52 chance of dying from childbirth-related causes each year. Every year, more than 257,000 children under the age of five die and 120... MORE
Kenya Government keen on maternal health
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03 May 2016Article
Last month, the Government of Kenya in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund launched a report on maternal health. The launch of the ‘Assessment of the UNFPA Campaign to End Preventable Maternal and New-born Mortality in support of the... MORE
Rwanda: Children to Be Dewormed During 'Maternal and Child Health Week'
A nurse at Kagugu Health Centre immunises pupils of APAPEC Irebero Primary School. (File) The New Times
28 April 2016Article
The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Office of the First Lady, through Imbuto Foundation, yesterday launched what they called 'Maternal and Child Health Week', with a call on parents to closely monitor their children from the time of... MORE
Africa reiterates global call to end malaria by 2030 during global commemorations
Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha.
27 April 2016Article
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 April 2016: 54 Member State backed More than 300 experts and diplomats from the African Union and development partners meeting in Addis Ababa Monday to define Africa’s future health direction jointly commemorated World... MORE
Health Experts Define Africa’s Health Direction
AU Health Experts
27 April 2016Article
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 April 2016- With the continental and global consensus on sustainable development in the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 the African Union on Tuesday finalised the review of key health policy instruments that... MORE
Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO
One of the goals of the WHO's 2016-2030 programme against malaria is to wipe out the disease in at least 10 countries by the end of this decade. FILE PHOTO | JACOB OWITI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
26 April 2016Article
GENEVA Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a World Health Organization report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day. One of the goals of the WHO's 2016-2030... MORE