Maternal, child mortality have tremendously decreased First Lady Margaret Kenyatta | The Launching of the landmark Kenya Countdown to 2015 Country Case Study Report on ‘Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths’

Photos from The First Lady Kenya‘s twitter  Soruce: https://twitter.com/FirstLadyKenya ***** Maternal, child mortality have tremendously decreased – First Lady — Citizen Digest   First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world. She said it is deeply encouraging that women are today…

Longer paid maternity leave saves babies — SiDevNet

More generous policies for paid maternity leave can save the lives of babies in developing countries, a study has found. The paper estimates that each extra month of maternity leave is linked to about eight fewer infant deaths for each 1,000 live births. This represents a 13 per cent reduction — a “pretty sizable” decrease,…

Slow progress on stillbirth prevention in the world —AAJ TV

KARACHI: More than 2.6 million stillbirths continue to occur globally every year with very slow progress made to tackle this “silent problem”. Compilers of a research series titled as “Ending Preventable Stillbirth,” published in The Lancet, have observed with concern that despite significant reductions in the number of maternal and child deaths, there has been…

Commission reveals women’s contribution to global health care|In Pakistan, the Lady Health Workers programme has long been the backbone of the primary health care…-Professor Bhutta

June 5, 2015 ​Published in The Lancet, a major new commission on women and health has found that women are contributing nearly five per cent (around $3 trillion) to global health care, but nearly half of this is unpaid and unrecognised. The Commission, which brought together leading thinkers, heads of programmes, and activists from around…

Aga Khan University breaks ground for new Research and Training Centre in Matiari

January 30, 2015 ​The ground-breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University’s Matiari Research and Training Centre took place today. The construction of the state-of-the-art one-storey building will enable the University to expand its research on mother and child issues in support of national health policy and to strengthen the capacity of local, on-the-ground health care…

Dr Bhutta receives Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award — Aga Khan University

Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University. Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University has been selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as the recipient of the prestigious Samuel…