Navigation Links
Dying: Millions of women in childbirth, newborns and young children
Date:4/13/2010

Widespread global use of known and proven maternal and childcare techniques, practices, and therapies could save the lives of millions of women, newborns and children each year, according to a new analysis prepared for a mid-April meeting of world leaders and technical experts on maternal and child health. The meeting is being held to focus attention on this toll and develop a plan of action to reduce it.

Despite significant advances over the past decades, the detailed analysis shows that an estimated 350,000-500,000 women still die in childbirth each year, 3.6 million newborns fail to survive the first month, and an additional 5.2 million children die before the age of five.

It shows progress has lagged mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia where an estimated 82 percent of maternal, newborn, and child deaths take place.

The new analysis comes from members of Countdown to 2015, a global scientific and advocacy movement formed in 2005 to track global progress in reducing the toll of maternal and child deaths, two of the Millennium Development Goals set by 189 member nations of the United Nations General Assembly in 2000. Countdowns focus on 68 countries, most of them in Africa, which together account for 92 percent of maternal, newborn and child deaths and include some of the poorest countries in the world.

Progress on Maternal and Child Health Lags

While considerable progress has been made towards meeting other Millennium Development Goals, the two goals on maternal and child survival have lagged behind, prompting a renewed effort to meet them.

"Because we know what causes these deaths and what would prevent them, major progress is possible," says Jennifer Bryce, a child health researcher at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the Countdown group. "The Countdown analysis provides a road map, helping countries focus on their own data and take action to meet their specific needs."'/>"/>

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-533-3535
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Related medicine news :

1. Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide
2. Raising Millions for Team Challenge through Rock ‘n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Program Brings Hundreds From Across the Country to Raise Funds for Crohn's & Colitis
3. Pro-active Manufacturers Save Millions with Advanced Flintec Medical Load Cells
4. ADP Donates $500k to Feeding America to Help Provide Millions of Pounds of Food to Hungry Americans
5. Innovative Program Gives Instant Support to Millions who are Living and Suffering with a Problem Drinker
6. Now Millions Suffering With Alcohol Addiction Can Get Breakthrough Recovery in Ultimate Privacy
7. New NIFAR Website Offers Millions a Comprehensive Resource for Alcohol Education, Recovery, and Support
8. Public and Private Partners Join PBSs This Emotional Life Effort to Bring Help, Hope to Millions of Americans
9. It's January...Do You Know Where Your Thyroid Is? Thyroid Awareness Month Focuses on Millions of Undiagnosed Americans with Thyroid Problems
10. Pelosi: Insurance Industry Has Spent Millions of Dollars on Wrong Side of History by Secretly Funding Deceptive Ads
11. Toyota Recalls Millions of Defective Vehicles
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dying: Millions of women in childbirth, newborns and young children
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief nursing officer ... top-ranked executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... the new Medical Director of its Frisco facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is pleased to ... the first sweetFrog store located in Mississippi. The premium frozen yogurt chain was listed ... The store, located at 104 Railroad Avenue, New Albany, MS 38652, will have a ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... When Walker ... at the University of Minnesota, they knew it would save the university energy ... an award-winning choice: the total energy savings after installation was an impressive 89 ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July ... cancer is on the rise. July is UV Safety Month, and physicians at American ... importance of getting skin checks. Experts say most skin cancers can be found early ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Jane Phillips Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Nursing Officer 2Health News:Jane Phillips Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Nursing Officer 3Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 3Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2Health News:Kenall’s TekDek™ Helps University Achieve Award-Winning Energy Savings in Parking Structure Lighting Retrofit 2Health News:Local Physicians Warn of Holiday Health Hazards 2Health News:Local Physicians Warn of Holiday Health Hazards 3Health News:Local Physicians Warn of Holiday Health Hazards 4
... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Sept. 16, 2011 A study ... colleagues suggests that a high intake of calcium causes ... absorbers of the mineral. "High dietary intake of ... the explanation for this observation has been elusive," said ...
... THURSDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of new lung ... as it has for men in for years, a new U.S. ... 2.2 percent per year on average for women between 2006 and ... 2006, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
... speaking on Capitol Hill today demonstrated that the Great ... older workers, although programs such as the federal Senior ... some valuable benefits to this disadvantaged demographic group. ... of National Employ Older Workers Week was titled, ...
... of young children admitted to hospitals or seen in ... dose of medication has risen dramatically in recent years, ... study. The rise in exposure to ... for Disease Control and Prevention has established the PROTECT ...
... Alzheimer,s diagnosis presents new challenges to the public, physicians and ... you want to know? How should doctors tell you your ... diagnosed Americans still in the workplace? Despite the ... effective interventions have been identified to stop the progression of ...
... , THURSDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women ... their eyelids appear to face a higher risk of heart ... new Danish research suggests. The link between the skin ... rather than a clear case of "cause and effect." ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Genetics may explain why calcium increases risk for prostate cancer 2Health News:Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women 2Health News:Congressional briefing sheds light on poor seniors' employment struggles 2Health News:Congressional briefing sheds light on poor seniors' employment struggles 3Health News:Number of children poisoned by medication rising dramatically, study says 2Health News:Safeguards needed to prevent discrimination of early Alzheimer's patients in the workplace 2Health News:Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... BGI a annoncé aujourd,hui que son ... situé à Hong Kong ... Pathologists  (Collège des pathologistes américains, ou CAP). Les ... constituent le premier laboratoire clinique de ... du CAP en Chine, car il satisfait les ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , July 2, 2015 ... & Co., is pleased to announce that its ... Inc. ("Insight Beverages") to Kerry Group plc (ISE: ... focused on taste and nutrition systems, as well ... food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Farlie Turner served ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets( ... D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - ... offering. This market is projected to reach about ... in different applications and rising opportunities in countries such as ... Italy , and Brazil ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BGI obtient la certification du Collège des pathologistes américains (CAP) 2Farlie Turner's Consumer Group Completes Sale of Insight Beverages to Kerry 2Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 2Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 3
... Complete procedure information to facilitate diagnostic ... monitor is a sterile, disposable device used ... nucleus during discography procedures. The device will ... display it in a digital format. The ...
Smith & Nephew's CDS System is developed exclusively for discography., Developed exclusively for discography, it is the first system designed to measure true disc pressure and record real-time proce...
The ACCU-DISC™ pressure monitoring system offers the advantage of accurate delivery of fluids to the body with the ability to monitor the pressure of those fluids in discography interpretation....
The °CureWrap is one-piece garment offers maximum available surface coverage, while avoiding the sterilized fields of operation....
Medicine Products: