SickKids contributes to first International Standards to assess fetal growth and newborn size worldwide
The international standards – one for the growing fetus and the other for newborns – provide doctors and midwives with clinical tools that can be incorporated immediately into practice during pregnancy and at birth.
Born equal: Babies born to healthy mothers worldwide grow similarly in the womb and are of strikingly similar size at birth
Poor nutrition and health, not race or ethnicity, cause most of the current wide disparities in fetal growth and newborn size
Malawi has committed to increasing financial alocations for the health budget with 30 percent of it to cater for health of women and children.
All the 194 countries that attended the World Health Assembly last month agreed to a commitment to support and implement measures that would save these lives.
Minister Paradis attends the high-level forum Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths in Washington, DC.
The goal: to give preemies a much needed edge, to cheat death and disability.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is receiving $100 million to fund research into premature birth over the next 10 years from a pair of prominent tech donors: Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Bill and Melinda Gates Toundation.
The mannequin, known as Newborn HAL, mimics a full-term baby at birth.
Preterm birth, defined as before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than $26 billion annually.
Due to the unique, irreproducible properties of breast milk, breastfed children develop fewer ear, intestinal, and lung infections. Parents miss fewer days of work, and fewer children die from preventable infectious diseases.