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Assessing Community Based Improved Maternal Neonatal Child Survival (IMNCS) Program in Rural Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the 8th populous country in the word. The recent economic growth of Bangladeshis outstanding with a GDP per capita of US$ 1014. The country has made significant progress in improving the health of its…

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How physicians can help with efforts to decrease child mortality in India

The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4) calls for a reduction in childhood mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. A recent paper from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group tracks worldwide progress in childhood mortality. The investigators found that the number of… 

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Preterm births on the rise in India and across the globe

Between 1990 and 2010, 48 out of 65 nations with reliable data in both the developed and developing world experienced an increase in preterm births, according to a recent study. Key Point: Preterm birth can lead to serious complications and death in the neonate. Physicians can counsel patients to lower… 

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Checklist improves essential childbirth care practices

Implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist program during childbirth led to improvement in the delivery of essential care practices, according to a prospective pilot study conducted at a sub-district level birth center in Karnataka, India. Currently, the infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India… 

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Improved sanitation and access to water decreases infant, child, and maternal mortality

Increased access to improved water sources and improved sanitation are each associated with a significant decrease in mortality in children younger than 5 years, mortality due to diarrhea in children younger than 5 years, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. These were the findings of a large observational study that included… 

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