“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.
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.
Prof Joy Lawn said: “The success we’ve seen in the ongoing fight against infectious diseases demonstrates that we can also be successful if we invest in prevention and care for preterm birth”.
As well as the medics who can make the difference between life and death, volunteers from a charity called Bliss come to the fore helping to support these families.
Researchers pointed to such factors as gestational age and birth weight in proposing that health is the main driver of infant deaths in the U.S.
The United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed nations, a new report says.
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.
Introducing a new partnership to prevent preterm birth, The Global Coalition to Advance Preterm birth Research (GCAPR).
Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale
Are the EU’s plans to withdraw the proposal on extending maternity leave throughout Europe justified?