In 2008, WHO launched the final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) that concluded “social injustice is killing people on a grand scale”.

The third UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on Sept 27, 2018, will review national and global progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs, and provide an opportunity to renew, reinforce, and enhance commitments to reduce their burden. NCD Countdown 2030 is an independent collaboration to inform policies that aim to reduce the worldwide burden of NCDs, and to ensure accountability towards this aim. In 2016, an estimated 40·5 million (71%) of the 56·9 million worldwide deaths were from NCDs.

Sudan is exerting great efforts to reduce maternal and newborn children mortality rates by enhancing reproductive health services.

Donors have lauded Uganda government's efforts and interventions to bring down the under-five mortality rate from 109 to 53 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2006-2016.

An estimated 32 million women and girls of reproductive age living in emergency situations, all of whom require sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services. This systematic review assessed the effect of SRH interventions, including the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) on a range of health outcomes from the onset of emergencies.

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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI).

The WHO has commended India's progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 per cent, from 556 per 1,00,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 1,00,000 live births in 2016.

The annual report of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) presented in Banjul has indicated that maternal death toll is higher than combining that of all other killer diseases in the region.

NEW DELHI: India has registered significant improvement in an area where it has lagged — maternal deaths have reduced from 167 in 2011-13 to 130 (per 100,000 live births) in 2014-16 with Kerala lea

The Copperbelt Province has continued TO record high cases of maternal deaths with 27 new cases being recorded in the first five months of 2018.

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