Mali Event Spotlights Maternal and Newborn Mortality

BAMAKO, Mali – Academic, NGO, and government officials held a press conference here July 31 to spotlight their action plans to lower the country's high maternal and newborn mortality.

Public Broadcasting Looks In Depth at Maternal Mortality

NEW YORK—Public broadcasting television puts a spotlight on maternal health in Africa with a feature-length documentary on an unconventional project that trains midwives in Mozambique to perform obstetric surgery.

African Traditional Leaders Take On Maternal Mortality

ABUJA, Nigeria—Some 250 tribal and traditional leaders from 21 countries are meeting in Nigeria this week to draw up a joint assault on the continent's stubbornly high maternal mortality rates.

G-8 Meeting Spotlights Maternal & Newborn Health

During their annual meeting held July 7-9 in Hokkaido, Japan, the heads of state of the Group of Eight (G-8) major industrialized countries for the first time focused on maternal health. Read below about related advocacy efforts, news articles, and blogs from the Summit.

Global Health Committee Gives G-8 Poor Marks

Global health advocates at the recent Group of Eight summit conference have issued a scorecard giving the participating world leaders poor marks for their action – and inaction – on worldwide health needs, particularly those of women and children.

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