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Topics / Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

Safeguarding the health of mothers and young children is one of the world’s most urgent priorities and a core focus of our work. Every year in developing countries, millions of mothers and their babies die during childbirth or in the first months of life. These deaths can be prevented.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Mentoring a New Generation of Nurses in India―Saving Lives

In 2012 the Bihar government, together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a Mobile Nurse Mentoring Program called AMANAT (meaning “something given in trust”) in public health facilities of Bihar. The project is showing promising results.

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Quality Improvement by Candlelight

The experience of using the quality improvement team approach for vaccine supply chains in Rwanda and Myanmar has shown that these teams are essential to creating sustainable supply systems, led by local leaders and staff.

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The Evidence Is In: Breastfeeding Benefits Children, Mothers and Economies

According to a series of papers released on January 28th in The Lancet, breastfeeding has substantial benefits for all mothers, newborns, and children everywhere, and may produce economic gains for countries across all income levels.

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Immunisation: A Powerful Piece of the Equality Puzzle

Girls and boys are globally just as likely to get vaccine protection. However, one in five children in Africa remain unvaccinated, a problem that is due partially to complicated and challenging gender barriers. This International Women's Day, it is important to renew efforts on both immunisation and gender equality.

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Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

February 24-25, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, high-level delegates from 43 African countries and regional and global immunization advocates came together for the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. The first-of-its-kind event was hugely successful, and signaled fierce determination among African leaders to secure the health and prosperity of their societies through immunization.

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