This list includes key organizations and articles related to maternal and neonatal mortality

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Improving health and reducing extreme poverty in the developing world and improving high school education in the United States.


An international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health.

Maternal Health Task Force

Contributes to shaping collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwide.

WHO- The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

The Partnership's vision is a world where all women and children receive the care they need to live healthy, productive lives.

Rice 360-Institute for Global Health Technologies

Rice 360 works in partnership with communities throughout the world to design and implement low-cost, high-performance health technologies for that address major global health challenges.

Powerfree Education Technology

Advocates and stimulates the development of appropriate, low-cost, robust, and power-independent medical devices to aid life-saving decisions, together with learning materials, to help nurses and doctors meet the challenges of health care in under-resourced settings.

Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research

The Global Network's mission is to expand scientific knowledge, develop research infrastructures, and improve health outcomes by building research partnerships to conduct research on feasible, cost-effective, sustainable interventions to address the major causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality of women and children in the developing world.

WHO Medical Devices

Medical devices are essential for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disease.

Saving Newborn Lives

Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives Program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, works in partnership with 18 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America to improve newborn health.

Women Deliver

A global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action against maternal death.


Maternova is a global marketplace for ideas and tools saving maternal/newborn lives.


EPA Smoke-Free Homes and Quit Smoking Community

Two resources that provide information about the effects of smoking and tobacco on the family and resources for cessation.

Trends in maternal mortality report

Trends in Maternal Mortality from 1990 to 2008 report by WHO: World Health Organization.

Countdown to 2015, Decade Report 2000-2010

Taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival. (Preliminary data from a WHO systematic review of causes of maternal deaths.):

2014 Neonatal Mortality Estimates

Global, regional, and national Neonatal Mortality Levels in 2010 with Trends since 2000

Progress to MDGs 4 and 5

Updated analysis of maternal and child mortality