maternal mortality

Saving Mothers, Giving Life Approach for Strengthening Health Systems to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Deaths in 7 Scale-up Districts in Northern Uganda

Uganda's maternal and newborn mortality remains high at 336 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and 27 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births. The Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative launched in 2012 by the U.S. government and partners, with funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, focused on reducing maternal and newborn deaths in Uganda and Zambia by addressing the 3 major delays associated with maternal and newborn deaths. In Uganda, SMGL was implemented in 2 phases. Phase 1 was a proof-of-concept demonstration in 4 districts of Western Uganda (2012 to 2014). Phase 2 involved scaling up best practices from Phase 1 to new sites in Northern Uganda (2014 to 2017).
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Saving Mothers, Giving Life

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life was launched with the goal of supporting countries where women are dying at alarming rates during pregnancy and childbirth to aggressively reduce maternal mortality. The five-year effort intends to help mothers during labor, delivery, and the first 24 hours postpartum – the most vulnerable period for maternal and newborn death. Saving Mothers began with select districts in Uganda and Zambia, which are among the countries with the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world.

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Webinar: ENGAGE-TB: Integrating community-based TB services into the work of NGOs and other CSOs

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Webinar

Details Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 9:00am Eastern

Location FUZE Webinar

Presenter Dr. Thomas Joseph, TB/HIV and Community Engagement, World Health Organization

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Every Newborn: An action plan to end preventable deaths

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World Health Organization and UNICEF

Although remarkable progress has been made in recent decades to reduce the number of child deaths worldwide, too many newborns continue to die each year despite the availability of feasible, evidence-based solutions. Newborn survival and health and prevention of stillbirths were not specifically addressed in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework and consequently received less attention and investment. Newborn deaths and stillbirths are reducing at a slower rate than under-5 deaths and maternal deaths.

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