Tag: Maternal Health

Save the date: 6th Child Health Priorities Conference

This conference will be held at UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus from 3-5 December 2015.

Quality healthcare for all children – where are we in achieving the MDGs for maternal and child health?

At the UN General Assembly in 2000 more than 150 global leaders, including the President of South Africa, signed the Millennium Declaration. MDG 4 that states that all countries will reduce the under 5 mortality rate (U5MR) by two thirds by 2015 from the base year of 1990. For South Africa this would mean bringing it down to a rate of 20/1,000 live births. MDG 5 states that all countries will reduce by three quarter the maternal mortality ratio (MMR). For South Africa this means reaching a MMR of 38/100,000 live births by 2015. So 2015 is a year to take stock of where we are with regards to the MDGs as well as prioritize actions based on lessons learned for the next phase, namely to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030).

12th International Conference on Urban Health – scholarships available

Researchers, program providers, advocates, and others working in RMNCH are invited to submit abstracts for workshops, paper presentations, and poster sessions.


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