Tag Archives: Global Neonatal Health

Are we Civilized?

I have always thought that one very important test of a truly civilized culture is how a society treats those who are less fortunate. An editorial in the Lancet (thanks to Nick Embleton for alerting me to it) takes up … Continue reading

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Neonatal Mortality: good news… could do better.

The new report of the WHO Global Health Observatory notes that child mortality, infant mortality and neonatal mortality have all fallen substantially in the last 23 years. The efforts toward obtaining the millennium goals are bearing fruit. http://www.who.int/gho/child_health/mortality/neonatal_infant_text/en/index.html The detailed … Continue reading

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Helping Babies Breathe is a Really Good Idea

Two new articles showing that ‘Helping Babies Breathe‘ training really works. Msemo G, Massawe A, Mmbando D, Rusibamayila N, Manji K, Kidanto HL, Mwizamuholya D, Ringia P, Ersdal HL, Perlman J: Newborn mortality and fresh stillbirth rates in tanzania after … Continue reading

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Using YouTube to save babies’ lives

A great series of videos produced by the global health media project are designed to help health care workers diagnose and treat neonatal health problems. I haven’t yet watched them all, but the evaluation of respiratory problems video, and the … Continue reading

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Reducing Global Neonatal Mortality

Melinda Gates has written a column in the Economist where she notes that the improvements in child and maternal mortality seen in response to the millennium development goals have not been reflected in reductions in neonatal mortality. The column is short, … Continue reading

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What do babies die of in resource poor countries?

Two very recent publications about neonatal mortality in resource poor countries. The first is from 6 different low resource countries and one medium resource country (Argentina) the authors presented the birth weight, gestational age and age at death of babies … Continue reading

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15,000,000 preterm babies a year

A new report from the World Health Organisation highlights the importance of prematurity as a major health problem around the world. http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/news/2012/preterm_birth_report/en/index.html Fifteen million babies are born prematurely in the world each year, and the number is increasing everywhere. You can use … Continue reading

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