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JUN
15

Countdown to 2015

The 2012 'Countdown to 2015' report was released yesterday. The report highlights country progress—and obstacles to progress—towards achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. It focuses, like previous Countdown reports, on evidence-based solutions—health interventions proven to save lives—and on the health systems, policies, financing and broader contextual factors that affect the equitable delivery of these interventions to women and children.

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MAY
22

New estimates for causes of child mortality

New global, regional and national estimates for the causes of child mortality since 2000 were recently published in the Lancet. For newborns, progress in reducing deaths has been especially slow. Over 3 million newborns died in 2010. This was only down by 600,000 from 10 years earlier. Newborn deaths now account for 40% of all under five childhood deaths, up from 38% in 2000.

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MAY
8

State of the World's Mothers-2012

Save the Children released its annual report, ranking Niger as the worst place to be a mother. This year's report focuses on child malnutrition and child survival.

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MAY
3

Blog Series on Preterm Birth

The Healthy Newborn Network has launched a blog series on preterm birth, which highlights actions needed to prevent and reduce the number of preterm births. The series will culminate on November 17, World Prematurity Day.

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MAY
2

Global Action Report on Preterm Birth released

Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth features the first-ever estimates of preterm birth rates by
country.

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