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Maternal and newborn health

11 April 2018: WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

Zambia, 15 March 2017: MDGi hands over refurbished Butondo Urban health facility to Ministry of Health

6 February 2017: The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

Uganda, 16 December 2016: Sweden contributes nearly US$4 million to support maternal and child health

South Africa, 17 July 2016: UNICEF Executive Director visits Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Durban

29 July 2016: 77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life – UNICEF

Zimbabwe, 27 June 2016: Government of Sweden contributes 199 Million Swedish Kroner (24 Million USD) to the Health Development Fund

9 May 2016: Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries

Uganda, 9 March 2016: KOICA and UNICEF provide ambulances to save lives in Karamoja

Tanzania, 29 February 2016: Greater investment in breastfeeding could support economic development and save children’s lives

Ethiopia, 26 January 2016: Maternal and newborn supplies handed over to enhance skills for delivery

12 November 2015 – Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN

Tanzania, 15 October 2015: UNICEF hands over ambulances in Mbeya, keeping the promise to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths

Zimbabwe, 8 October 2015: Government launches Health Development Fund to improve access to quality health for women, children and adolescents

New York, 23 June 2015: Millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress, new UNICEF report says

Mozambique, April 2015: Singer Neyma, UNICEF Ambassador, sensitizes pregnant women to prevent malaria

Ethiopia, 24 November 2014: Thousands more mothers, babies can be saved

Tanzania, 17 November 2014: World Prematurity Day: Low-cost interventions effective to prevent deaths related to prematurity in Tanzania, say UNICEF and partners

Namibia, 11 November 2014: Launch of maternal and child health days

Somalia, 19 August 2014: Government and partners renew commitment to end preventable deaths of mothers and children

Tanzania, 1 August 2014: Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Ethiopia/Canada, 29 May 2014: Preventing newborn deaths must be a global priority: UNICEF

Ethiopia/New York, 22 May 2014: Almost 3 million new-borns could be saved each year – UNICEF

Ethiopia, 16 April 2014: EU donates €40 million to improve maternal and new-born health in Ethiopia

Tanzania, 15 May 2014: Government launches national drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths

Somalia, 6 May 2014: Essential package of health services launched in Somalia to improve maternal and child health

Uganda, 26 November 2013: Government of Uganda launches national drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths

New York, 25 September 2013: Joint Statement by WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria on the Occasion of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations

Rwanda, 7 August 2013: KOICA provides UNICEF $4.5 million for innovative technologies to save lives of new born children and mothers in Rwanda

South Sudan, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

Uganda, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding: A healthy start for every child’s life

South Africa, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is most effective life-saver, UNICEF

New York, 1 August 2013: Breastfeeding is the cheapest and most effective life-saver in history – UNICEF

Kuala Lumpur, 27 May 2013: Remarkable Progress in Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health

South Africa, 15 April 2013: Global Conference Stresses Urgent Need to Prioritize the Health of Newborns

USA, 5 August 2012: Make breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF

Global, 13 June 2012: Maternal, newborn and child survival: A promise renewed

Brussels, 10 October 2011: UNICEF and the European Union announce new support to help improve nutrition for millions in Africa

Uganda, 15 July 2011: Uganda announces elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus

Mozambique, 24 November 2010: Country eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

USA, 12 November 2010: UNICEF partners with Frog Design for major mHealth initiative

Zimbabwe, 8 October 2010: Country needs massive investment in health to save lives

Geneva, 15 September 2010: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third

Ethiopia, 5 August 2010: Health extension workers and health care facilities play a vital role in promoting good breastfeeding practices

Angola, 25 August 2010: UNICEF welcomes government campaign to reduce maternal and infant mortality

Zambia, 11 June 2010: Launch of campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality



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