HELSINKI, Finland, Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 75% of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in just 20 countries. The major causes of death are largely preventable, a new report reveals-The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the International Pediatric Association (IPA) are coming together to launch the Together We Can campaign to reduce these deaths-By focusing on nine key causes of mortality in these countries up to 50% of lives could be saved by 2035-The nine main cause of maternal, newborn and child death are: Hemorrhage, Hypertension, Maternal Sepsis, Prematurity, Asphyxia, Neonatal Sepsis, Childhood Pneumonia, Diarrhea, MalariaToday FIGO, ICM, ICN and IPA announce the publication of a report showing the global burden of maternal, newborn and young child deaths and launch the Together We Can campaign to tackle it. Most maternal, newborn and child deaths are preventable. The new report highlights nine main killers which are responsible for the high mortality rates in the 20 countries with the highest instance of these deaths; Hemorrhage, Hypertension, Maternal Sepsis, Prematurity, Asphyxia, Neonatal Sepsis, Childhood Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Malaria. Simple interventions to the way mothers and babies are cared for could save up to 50% of these lives by 2035, interventions like the rotavirus and hib vaccinations, active management of third stage labour (AMTSL) and kangaroo care. Health professionals are a critical force in driving forward improvements in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Health professional associations, FIGO, ICM, ICN and IPA, represent millions of gynecologists, obstetricians, midwives, nurses and pediatricians, whose expert care touches the lives of billions of people each year. These globally respected organisations are now coming together in the Together We Can campaign to advocate for safer pregnancy, better birth and healthier childhoods and ensure that the experts who care for mothers, newborns and children are at the centre of health policy decisions.