Towards Elimination of Maternal and Child Deaths


Roselyne Sachiti of Zimbabwe’s The Herald was one of nine international journalists selected to participate in the Maternal and Child Health Reporting Fellowships in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Maputo, Mozambique, this past July. The program, supported by the United Nations Foundation and organized in partnership with the International Center for Journalists, aimed to promote and facilitate coverage of maternal and child health issues. Her recent story, “Zimbabwe: Towards Elimination of Maternal and Child Deaths,” discusses a new report presented at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Partners’ Forum held in South Africa in July 2014, which calls for increased action in preventing child mortality among poor populations.

In 2010, South Africa became the first African country to host the World Cup Final. The tournament, a runaway success, was the pride and joy of the continent, and the world, too.Four years down the line, the same tournament is taking place in South America, Brazil being the proud hosts. The attention of all countries across the globe is focused on Brazil, which hopes to win the World Cup for a record sixth time. But, back here in South Africa, another “world cup”, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Partners’ Forum (PMNCH) is also playing out.

-Read the full story at allAfrica

Roselyne Sachiti is the Features Editor of The Herald, Zimbabwe. She started her career as a junior reporter with the Zimpapers Group (Sunday Mail) in 2003 moving to The Herald as deputy features editor in 2009. She was promoted to Features Editor in October last year. Sachiti is an International Award Winning Journalist have won the International Christian Organisation of the Media ( ICOM) award for women issues 2013. She has also won the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists – UNFPA Domestic Violence Reporter of the Year for 2013 in her home country. Sachiti has won several other local awards during the course of her career. She is also a mentor under the Women Journalists Mentoring Program jointly implemented in Zimbabwe by the U.S. Embassy and the Humanitarian Information Facilitation Centre (HIFC). She is also a mentee under the Women In News (Winfra).

One Response to “Towards Elimination of Maternal and Child Deaths”

  1. Very neat blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

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