India: Tamil Nadu’s Kids not breastfed, at risk

India

 Tamil Nadu’s high rates of institutional deliveries may ensure that most pregnant women deliver under the watchful eye of a doctor or nurse, but infant mortality rates still remain high, with babies dying due to poor nutrition and infections.

Govt, Unicef team up on breastfeeding week

India

To make people aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, the government in association with the Unicef is organising various programmes across the state as part of World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7.

Neonatal Mortality Rate falls sharply in state

India

Containment of neonatal mortality has given a boost to Orissa’s struggle to shed the ignominy of being the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) state in the country.

The other side of Mumbai

India

In India’s financial capital, almost 25,000 children under five die every year due to malnutrition and related illnesses. Whatever happened to the National Urban Health Mission?

Spl ambulances for newborns

India

India: Staff will use two new ambulances, specially designed for babies less than a month old. The ambulances are equipped to prevent hypoxia, hypothermia and infection which most babies are prone to.

Government to Provide Performance-Linked Incentives to ASHAS

India

 The government has decided to provide performance-linked incentive to accredited social health activists (ASHAs) to reduce neonatal mortality.

Bihar, India: Experts stress plug on newborn deaths

India

Bihar accounts for 12 per cent of India’s neonatal deaths, more than 11 neonates die every hour in Bihar.

Society for Clinical Trials Selects India’s “Jharkhand and Orissa” trial as “Trial of the Year”

India

The Ekjut Trial in Jharkhand and Orissa earns recognition as "Trial of the Year" – After three years of the intervention, neonatal mortality was reduced by 45% and maternal depression by 57%.

Internet Kiosks Help Reduce Infant Mortality Rates: Study examined women’s use of technology in rural India

India

Read about a new study conducted by a researcher at the University of Arkansas shows that Internet kiosks providing information on prenatal and postnatal care for mother and baby have helped reduce infant, child, and maternal mortality rates in rural India.

Voices from the Field: Sangeeta Delivers—Helping Indian Women, Infants Survive Childbirth

India

Training gives confidence to auxiliary nurse midwives, helping reduce maternal and newborn deaths.