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Child health : generating the will

WORLD VISION
2009

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This edition of Global Future explores the nature of political will and what is required to reduce rates of under-five mortality and realise Millennium Development Goals (MDG) four (to reduce under-five mortality) and five (to improve maternal health). Authors from around the world lay out the "why, who, what and how" of the actions needed to realise these MDGs and get more countries on track quickly. At the time of publication only 16 of the 68 countries with the highest rates of child death were on track to reach MDG four

Peru Nacer : maternal and child health solution

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This article describes 'Nacer', a maternal and child health solution based in Ucayali, a region south of Lima in the Amazon. The phone- and web-based information and communication system allows health professionals in remote locations to communicate and exchange critical health information between themselves, medical experts and regional hospitals. This brief report breaks down key capabilities and the benefits derived

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