Governments can prevent tragic death toll of mothers and babies

Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan

Governments could substantially reduce the tragic death toll of infants and mothers by making postnatal care services more accessible – especially to impoverished and poorly educated women in rural areas, according to a study.

For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The No. 1 Cause Of Death

Ethiopia, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya

To learn more, Goats and Soda spoke with report co-author Robert Black, the director of the Institute for International Programs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Study: Preterm Birth Complications Leading Cause of Death for Young Children

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya

The rise in deaths from preterm birth complications actually coincides with a dramatic decline in the worldwide mortality rate of children under five.

Being born too early is now the leading cause of death in young children

Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Pakistan

The findings, published in the journal The Lancet, found nearly 1.1 million children died in 2013 as a result of being born prematurely.

Preterm birth complication number one child killer over world

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Pakistan

“This marks a turning of the tide, a transition from infections to neonatal conditions, especially those related to premature births, and this will require entirely different medical and public health approaches.”

India leads in preterm birth complication deaths: Study

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Kenya

“We have an epidemic of preterm and newborn deaths that represents one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. Two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented without intensive care,” said Francisco.

Frühgeburten häufigste Todesursache bei Kleinkindern

Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan

Mehr als jedes sechste Kind, das keine fünf Jahre alt wird, stirbt an den Komplikationen und Folgen einer Frühgeburt, wie Wissenschaftler in eine neue Studie ermittelt haben.

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Pakistan

“Millions of children are still dying of preventable causes at a time when we have the means to deliver cost-effective interventions,” the study authors wrote.

Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

Ethiopia, Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda

Most are from preventable causes such as diseases like pneumonia, malnutrition and complications in labour, but new research highlights success in Rwanda.

World leaders take important step to prevent 3 million newborn deaths

Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda

“Progress requires working with other government officials, not to mention the private sector, civil society, religious organizations, and community leaders.”