Pregnant women who took daily supplements of DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, had longer gestations, bigger babies and fewer early preterm births, according to a new clinical trial.
Promising compound may help protect babies during vulnerable window.
The programme aims to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high quality and equitable family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services.
Increasing funding to the health sector will help ensure that health facilities have the necessary equipment to provide women giving birth says White Ribbon Alliance for Motherhood national coordinatorRobina Biteyi.
Doctors announced on Sunday that a baby had been cured of an H.I.V. infection for the first time.
Speaking during the release of the report in Nairobi, the head of the Division of Nutrition at the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Terry Wefwafwa said that the report is a call to action for Kenyans to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding.
One of the major challenges is that 50% of all child mortality in India happens in the first 28 days of life. A prevalent myth is that to save newborns, sophisticated hospitals and intensive care units are needed. But this isn’t the case, experts say.
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The report also calls on governments to make their health systems stronger to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. This, the report said, should include the provision of adequate funding to long term health worker training, recruitment, support and retention.