Doctors at RMNCH seminar advocate for increased attention to maternal, newborn and child health in Pakistan.
The application of chlorhexidine on a newborn’s umbilical cord soon after birth can greatly reduce the risk of infection.
“In my heart of hearts I feel very optimistic”, he says. “Even amongst the conflict and the societal fissures, I see the seeds of social change.” There is certainly no doubting Pakistan’s resilience.
A new UN assessment indicates South Asia is underperforming in trying to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.
A newborn baby dies every four minutes in Pakistan. It was not always so. With a sound population policy set out in the 1950s, Pakistan was second only to Sri Lanka in infant and neonatal survival rates during the 1960s and 1970s (compared to Bangladesh, India, Iran and Nepal).
Fewer newborn babies are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa is being left behind, said a global study led by the World Health Organization
Save the Children on Wednesday urged to increase the number of Lady Health Workers (LHWs) to expand maternal and child health services in Pakistan
Health experts at a seminar said that neonatal, infant as well as child mortality rates could potentially be drastically reduced in Pakistan if mothers began nursing their children within the first hour of birth.
The root causes for malnutrition in Pakistan are not only linked to the 2010 floods, but to inappropriate infant and young child feeding practices, including late initiation of breastfeeding,
Getting pregnant soon after childbearing, miscarriage or abortion places mothers and newborns at a higher risk of health complications or even death.