Despite overall improvements in infant health, startling numbers of infants in West and Central Africa don’t make it past their first month.

The WHO issued 49 new guidelines to prevent death in childbirth, such as upping the number of prenatal care visits from 4 to 8. 6 million babies die each year, either in utero or within the first month of life, and 300,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth, many of these…

More births in health care facilities in low- and middle- income countries translates to a reduced risk of sepsis to neonates and overall gains in child survival. But poor-quality facilities face grave risks from antimicrobial resistance, write Ramanan Laxminarayan and…