With 24 more beds, Aga Khan University Hospital’s (AKUH) expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened its doors on Wednesday, enabling the hospital to treat a greater number of critically ill or premature newborn babies.
Results from a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics hold the potential to substantially improve clinical decision-making to determine when a premature newborn is ready for oral feeding.
A study of 10,433 California babies born with a very low birth weight in 2010-11 found that many were not referred to a free statewide program that provides follow-up care.
Providing new and underutilized vaccines to the world's poorest countries is a key driver in ending preventable child deaths by 2035.
The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has expressed concern about the increasing newborn mortality rate (NMR) in the country and called for concerted efforts by the general public to deal with the issue.
Hospitals in Rwanda have adapted to the Kangaroo Mother Care system and this has helped save lives.
The Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) working group is seeking feedback on how global health estimates should be reported.
Facility-based delivery in all project sites in Cordillera improved to an average of 86 percent in 2013, compared to the 79 % recorded in 2012, the first year of project implementation.
The programme seeks governance, improvement of the health care services' quality, notably, obstetric and neonatal care, and information and the follow-up and evaluation system.
Bill and Melinda Gates argue — and research backs them up — that the world could save about 2 million newborns every year through a variety of low-cost interventions.