Maternal & Newborn Health

Maternal and Newborn Health remains in the spotlight.

The need to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity has been the subject of extensive high level discussion. In part this is driven by clarity that the reductions in mother and child mortality demanded by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), even though on track, will not be met by most countries by 2015. Major global health funders have signalled that maternal and child health programmes will remain among their highest priorities. The latest maternal global mortality figures were released in May 2014 and illustrate the need for accelerated action. Within child health, the main focus will be on the newborn with new targets and actions agreed to reduce neonatal deaths and stillbirths. LSTM’s Centre for Maternal & Newborn Health manages a large portfolio of work focussed on design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve availability and quality of care for mothers and babies in low and middle income countries. 

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Strategies for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Preterm Birth in Developing Countries.
Nynke Van Den Broek on April 16, 2014. Healthy Newborn Network more

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The role of quality improvement in maternal and newborn health beyond 2015. 
Mamuda Aminu & Nynke van den Broek. The Lancet Global Health Blog 7th Nov 2014 more