Global study finds newborns struggle to survive

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

 Fewer newborn babies are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa is being left behind, said a global study led by the World Health Organization

Laboring conditions improving in Tibet

China

In Tibet, more and more women came to give their childbirth at hospital thanks to a new policy offering free treatment for to-be mothers in farming and pastoral areas. Pregnancy check-up and baby delivery is free of charge in county-level hospitals in Tibet.

Iron supplements can reduce infant mortality: study

Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia

Read about a recent study that investigated the effects of iron supplements on neonatal mortality in developing countries.

Child Mortality Highlights China’s Urban-Rural Divide

China HNN Admin

Pneumonia, birth asphyxia, and pre-term birth complications were the leading causes of death in children under 5, the researchers said in a paper published on Friday in the Lancet.