- 75% of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in just 20 countries. The major causes of death are largely preventable, a new report reveals
- The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the International Pediatric Association (IPA) are coming together to launch the Together We Can campaign to reduce these deaths
- By focusing on nine key causes of mortality in these countries, up to 50% of lives could be saved by 2035
- The nine main causes of maternal, newborn and child death are: Hemorrhage, Hypertension, Maternal Sepsis, Prematurity, Asphyxia, Neonatal Sepsis, Childhood Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Malaria
Helsinki, Finland, 24.11.16 - Today FIGO, ICM, ICN and IPA announce the publication of a report showing the global burden of maternal, newborn and young child deaths and launch the Together We Can campaign to tackle it.
Read the Togther We Can blog post.
Watch the film.