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.
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.
joins the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health communities into an alliance of members, across eight constituencies. Working together, our goal is a world in which all women, newborns, children and adolescents not only are healthy, but thrive.