• Accès universel aux soins obstétricaux et néonatals d’urgence : discussions en panel 

      Comité régional de l’Afrique, 60 (‎AFR/RC60/PD/1, 2011-05-27)‎
    • Escolha do tema das Decisões Técnicas para o ano 2000 

      Comité Regional Africano, 49 (‎AFR/RC49/D9, 1999)‎
    • The Role of the Community in Improving Maternal,Newborn and Child Health Panel Discussion 

      Regional Committee for Africa, 57 (‎AFR-RC57-PD-1, 2007)‎
      In Africa, most of the causes of maternal, newborn and under-five deaths can be prevented with the existing cost-effective interventions. However, ensuring universal access and utilization of the key interventions remains a challenge. Mothers and children continue to die due to the triple delays in seeking appropriate care, reaching the health facility and receiving the appropriate management at the facility. 2. Lessons from maternal, newborn and child health (‎MNCH)‎ services show that community empowerment, participation and ownership of ...
    • Safe Motherhood: Improving Access to Emergency Obstetric Care: Round Table 2 

      Regional Committee for Africa, 53 (‎AFR/RC53/RT/2, 2003)‎
      1. The magnitude of the problem of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality is not fully appreciated. 2. Maternal mortality is one of the leading public health problems in developing countries. Death associated with pregnancy, delivery and the first six weeks after delivery still affects approximately 600 000 women in the developing world.1 Nearly half of these deaths occur in the African Region, a region that constitutes only 12% of the world’s population and only 17% of the world’s annual births. 3. Africa is the only region where ...
    • Universal access to emergency obstetric and newborn care : Panel Discussion 

      Regional Committee for Africa, 60 (‎AFR/RC60/PD/1, 2010)‎
      1. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (‎MDGs)‎ 4 and 5 aim to reduce child mortality by two thirds and maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. MDG 5 is the target towards which the least progress has been made so far. To meet MDG 5 an annual average maternal mortality reduction rate of 5.5% is required. In sub-Saharan Africa, the annual average reduction was 0.1% between 1990 and 2005. In the African Region, over 270 000 women and 1.12 million newborns die annually from preventable causes during pregnancy, ...