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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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Practical advice on preventing maternal death due to postpartum hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death in India. The majority of these cases are preventable, but due to a lack of resources in many settings, maternal death rates in India remain higher than in other developing countries. The national maternal mortality rate in India is 254 per… 

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