A child born in sub-Saharan Africa or Southern Asia is 10 times more likely to die in the first month of life than a child born in a rich country.
The provision of better health services and social grants has aided rural women’s progress in South Africa, but there are still tremendous needs to be met.
Our findings provide an additional tool for determining what to prioritise, where to target and when to intervene.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
Health surveillance assistants provide services in village clinics, mainly by assessing signs and symptoms in sick children. An electronic community case management app could make their job easier.
Children have made many sacrifices because of the country’s COVID-19 response, including social isolation, lack of education opportunities and reduced access to nutrition programmes.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries’ development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
At the beginning of the 1980s, homicides were relatively rare in Venezuela. Now, it’s one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America.
Only half of Kenya’s 47 counties achieved the 2000 goal on reducing child mortality
The gaps in African government are twofold: governance and education. It is important to focus on both areas to bring about overall improvements.
A look at key data shows that the world is much better off today than ever before in history.
Ethiopia has a high number of injury-related deaths and disabilities among children.
New study finds association between how gender equal a country is and how many children die before they reach age five.
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
Care needs to be taken in interpreting progress on closing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and ascribing it to actual policy change.
Human milk banks play an important role in ensuring the safe supply of breast milk. This is made available to babies whose mothers are unable to breastfeed.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men’s attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.