Child & Maternal Health

Health concerns grow in Papua New Guinea following earthquake and aftershocks

WHO has raised concerns about the potential for disease earthquakes in Papua New Guinea following a large earthquake in February 2018...

“No single agency can meet the massive health needs” of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, says WHO

Healthcare is a key priority for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with numerous agencies committing to help provide critical healthcare....

Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus is South Sudan’s ‘silent killer’

In South Sudan 91% of pregnant women give birth in their homes without access to a skilled birth attendant and often in unsatiary conditions....

Child marriage has fallen by 15% in the last decade

UNICEF has announced that the number of child marriages has declined significantly with 25 million being prevented in the last decade....

Lao PDR launches comprehensive new plans to tackle stunting

Representatives from two provinces in Lao PDR have agreed on a comprehensive new approach to reducing stunting. The new initiative will...

UNICEF: ‘we are failing the world’s poorest babies’

The latest report by UNICEF into new-born mortality reveals that the global deaths of new-borns is alarmingly high, particularly within...

WHO has announced new guidelines on care standards during childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on global care standards for childbirth aiming to reducing the...

Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa

On 7 February the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant...

Health experts highlight the key challenges for improving maternal, neonatal and infant mortality

A group of leading health experts have highlighted a number of key issues in reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means...

Mobile phones are improving healthcare for isolated Vietnamese communities

Mobile phones are bringing crucial health information to isolated ethnic minority women in Vietnam. Vietnamese ethnic minority women...

Mother to mother training is key to combating child malnutrition

A recent study by Malawi's Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources revealed that training mothers to make small...

Treating Acute Malnutrition: UNICEF

UNICEF has treated over one million children for severe acute malnutrition, with 400,000 of them alone in Nigeria in 2017. Bamidele...