More than a third of children are not registered at birth, making it difficult for them to contribute to economic, social and political life. Could a new governance indicator bring change?
It is aimed at strengthening the health system to cultivate an enabling environment where skilled providers of newborn care value and practice Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) at every birth.
But countries such as India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam “have made no progress on improving exclusive breastfeeding, despite having some of the highest burdens of child mortality,” said the report.
Sex of newborn associated with place and mode of delivery; a population-based study in northern Vietnam
A recent study published in Gender Medicine show evidence of sex discrimination at delivery, influencing place and mode of delviery.