Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions Read More
Infant & Child Health
WHO and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns.
Breastfeeding, long considered solely in terms of children’s health, has a much larger impact on women’s health than previously thought, according to a new study. Researchers found that suboptimal breastfeeding has a substantial impact on both maternal and pediatric health outcomes and costs. Supporting women to help them meet optimal breastfeeding targets – defined as
Last week, on the heels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newest surveillance report on sexually transmitted infections, a little-known infection affecting newborns made news. Congenital syphilis, a condition where pregnant women pass syphilis to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth, is on the rise in the United States. During 2015, 487 cases […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe multidimensional fight against polioThe essential fight for positive changeThe race to immunize a country—and a little girl named Precious ;
Despite substantial reductions previously reported in south Asia, chlorhexidine cord applications did not significantly reduce neonatal mortality rates in Zambia. Chlorhexidine cord applications do not seem to provide clear benefits for newborn babies in settings with predominantly facility-based deliveries and lower (<30 deaths per 1000 livebirths) neonatal mortality rates.
Since the launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) at the World Health Assembly in 2014,1 and, in 2015, the launch of the UN Secretary General’s second Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, there has been a renewed focus on improving newborn health globally.2
Improvements in child survival have contributed much of the gains in life expectancy at birth during the last two decades. At a global level, neonatal mortality has decreased from 36 to 19 deaths per 1000 livebirths between 1990 and 2012.1 However, the reduction in neonatal mortality between 1990 and 2015 (47%) has lagged behind that of postneonatal under-5 years mortality (58%) globally.2 The Every Newborn Action Plan aims for countries to have ten or fewer neonatal deaths per 1000 livebirths by 2035 (or 12 or fewer neonatal deaths by 2030).
Objective To estimate the independent and combined risks of infant and child mortality associated with maternal smoking and use of solid fuel in sub-Saharan Africa.
Adult immigrants in Canada have a survival advantage over their Canadian-born counterparts.
Exposing girls to a baby simulator does not put them off becoming a young parent, study finds.
A simple classroom comment box has finally begun to chip away at the silence that has shrouded pervasive child sexual abuse in India for generations. India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development, in a 2007 study, found that more than half of all children surveyed had suffered some form of sexual abuse but had not