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healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth for all

A Promise to Mothers Lost: healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth for all A ‘Promise to Mothers Lost’ is the campaign following on the hugely successful multimedia exhibition organised by the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) which was held in conjunction with the Women Deliver conference. The panel shown below is dedicated to Tulasha […]

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community health workers provide a valuable service that has reduced neonatal mortality—a report from Saving Newborn Lives, an initiative of Save the Children

Saving newborn lives with home-based neonatal care: an experience in Gadchiroli, India: community health workers provide a valuable service that has reduced neonatal mortality—a report from Saving Newborn Lives, an initiative of Save the Children Worldwide each year, four million babies die before the age of one month; another four million are stillborn. Over 98% […]

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Protecting breastfeeding in the Philippines

Protecting breastfeeding in the Philippines The Philippines government has introduced strengthened regulations for the marketing of baby foods, after reports that baby food companies were offering financial incentives for health workers if families were converted to use breastmilk substitutes. The new regulations are the culmination of years of campaigning by the International Baby Food Action […]

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midwives and others around the world celebrated the International Day on May 5

‘The world needs midwives—now more than ever’—International Day of the Midwife 2006: midwives and others around the world celebrated the International Day on May 5 In Afghanistan On May 1,250 members of the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) assembled in Kabul to celebrate their first anniversary. The second annual congress of the Afghan Midwives Association was […]

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after a number of recent changes in the global agencies working for mothers’ and babies’ wellbeing, ICM’s role is at the heart of a new and powerful partnership

Launching the partnership for maternal, newborn and child health: after a number of recent changes in the global agencies working for mothers’ and babies’ wellbeing, ICM’s role is at the heart of a new and powerful partnership Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed in 2000 to include the two targets of major reduction […]