Health & Nutrition

Friday 3 May 2019

Conflict in Yemen: Devastating toll on pregnant women and new mums becomes clear as malnutrition admissions soar

The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women treated for acute malnutrition almost doubled between 2016 and 2018, new data from Yemen has shown.

Despite the rapid scale up, it is estimated that in 2018 more than 150,000 went untreated due to brutal fighting, lack of access to critical areas and underfunding.

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Thursday 25 April 2019

Number of malnourished children set to double in Idai-hit parts of Mozambique

MAPUTO, 25 April – The number of acutely malnourished children under five in cyclone-hit areas in Mozambique is expected to jump from nearly 60,000 to 115,000, after crops and livelihoods were swept away by the storm, Save the Children warned today.

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Thursday 4 April 2019

Cyclone Idai: 194 babies expected to be born daily amidst cholera, malaria outbreak

Monday 12 November 2018

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030

Femi*, 2, was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). See here for case studies and content

Pneumonia is on course to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, new analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Save the Children reveals.

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Intense fighting reported near save the children health facility in Hodeidah

Aid agency calls for an immediate end to the fighting to avoid any further civilian casualties

November 7, 2018 – Intense fighting has been reported near a Save the Children supported health facility in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early this morning, damaging one of the pharmacies that supplies life-saving medicines. Shelling has also hit residential areas.

The incident caused widespread panic and demonstrates that heavy fighting has reached the densely populated city, endangering civilians and aid workers alike.

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