PMNCH releases 2006


Opportunities for Africa's newborns : New report shows improvements in child survival in Africa for the first time since the 1980s

22 november 2006 | Johannesburg/Geneva -- Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most dangerous region in the world for a baby to be born — with 1.16 million babies dying each year in the first 28 days of life — but six low-income African countries, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania, have made significant progress in reducing deaths among newborn babies, according to a new report published today.

Quick wins versus strengthening health systems

16 June 2006, London - The UK Secretary of State - the Rt. Hon Hilary Benn - debates health of poor countries with leading figures from global health: Dr Francisco Songane and Dr Fareed Abdullah.

World Health Assembly urged to take immediate action

24 May 2006, Geneva - The former Prime Minister of Norway and the United Nations Special Humanitarian Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik, has challenged Ministers of Health and their delegates at the World Health Assembly to take immediate action to save lives of 11 million mothers, newborns and children under five who die each year, mostly from preventable causes.

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