Infections cause 68 pct of child deaths, study finds

The study, published in the Lancet on Wednesday, found that infectious diseases caused 68 percent of deaths in under fives, led by pneumonia (18 percent, 1.58 million children), diarrhea (15 percent, 1.34 million) and malaria (8 percent, 0.73 million).

A tremendous investment: $110 million to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus

HNN Admin

UNICEF has been selected by Kiwanis International as a finalist for a Worldwide Service Project that could save millions of mothers and their newborn babies..

Save the Children Featured in BBC World “Invisible Lives” Documentary

Nepal, Malawi

 Save the Children’s Newborn Health Expert, Dr. Joy Lawn, Examines How Nepal and Malawi Make Gains in Saving Newborn Lives; Film Airing on January 26-29

BU’s bid on global health gets help

Zambia

 The four year grant… will allow a BU team of medical researchers to test whether an antiseptic wash can reduce infections of the umbilicus in the month after birth… 

Q&A with Bolivia’s newborn health expert

Bolivia

This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.