After months of careful gathering of the data, deciding the indicators, testing the codes, designing how the numbers will be translated into graphs and maps, consulting with governments across Africa, a new website - www.africanhealthstats.org is finally here.
Today we celebrate World Prematurity Day. Prematurity matters because babies born too soon are so vulnerable to death or disability. If leaders are serious about reducing the number of newborns who die in their countries they will take prematurity very seriously. The solutions are now well known and relatively low technology. Why is progress so slow?
You wouldn’t be alone if you thought that understanding global health financing is a little outside of your comfort zone. But underneath all those figures, is a story of how governments, philanthropists and donors value lives. Who is worth the investment this year when they set their budgets?
The field of maternal, newborn and child health can be hard to follow. So many acronyms - it’s like alphabetti spaghetti! In this blog, I want to pick out two acronyms for special attention because they are at the heart of our new revolution for women and babies.