Navigation Links
Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates
Date:4/11/2008

Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes

FRIDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of the 68 countries most in need of improving mother and child mortality rates have made little, if any, progress in meeting internationally set goals over the past three years, according to a series of new reports.

The Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, an international group that monitors these goals, still holds hope that progress can be made quickly in these underachieving nations, according to reports this week in a special edition of The Lancet.

The medical journal looks at the group's efforts in 68 "priority" or "countdown" countries, where 97 percent of the maternal and child-under-5 deaths occur worldwide. The group has set goals to reduce child mortality rate by two-thirds and maternal deaths by three-quarters by 2015.

In a commentary, Lancet Editor Dr. Richard Horton calls the Countdown project's overall progress "strikingly inadequate" and concludes, "children and mothers are dying, because those who have the power to prevent their deaths choose not to act. This indifference -- by politicians, policy makers, donors, research funders and civil society -- is a betrayal of our collective hope for a stronger and more just society."

Of the priority countries, only 16 are on track to reach the goal of reducing the mortality rate in children. Three -- China, Haiti and Turkmenistan -- had made demonstrable progress to improve maternal, newborn and child survival since the countdown began in 2005. The others were either already on track when the countdown was launched or were added onto the list only recently.

Most of the countries that have made no progress, or even taken steps backward, are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Another report in The Lancet states that most of the countries being watched have made so
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Children in affluent countries more likely to develop allergy-related asthma
2. Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries
3. Cancer control in Europe works; now it is time to extend it to poorer countries
4. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Launches Unprecedented Global Expansion Program in 10 Countries
5. amfARs MSM Initiative Seeks Proposals From Front-Line Groups Working on HIV in Developing Countries
6. AdvaMed 2007 Exceeds Attendance Expectations With More Than 1,100 Participants from 35 States and 25 Countries
7. Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries
8. India, UK Join Growing List of Countries to Require Pictorial Tobacco Warnings
9. Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries
10. Study Finds New Version of QIAGENs HPV Test for Developing Countries Could Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer by More than Half When Combined With Appropriate Treatment
11. New Study Finds HIV Rates Among MSM Vastly Higher Than General Population in Developing Countries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in its Leaky Gut Cure ... and functional medicine practitioner, who spent years looking for a ... suffered from leaky gut, too, so this is what determined ... treatment. , Karen Brimeyer decided to share her story, ... the world. The author of the Leaky Gut Cure program ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs ... has been filed by plaintiffs in Canada who allege ... of cardiovascular events with the low testosterone injection ... on July 22, 2014 in the Ontario Superior Court ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in its review that ... that will permanently eliminate all the symptoms associated to this ... will banish symptoms such as mild hearing loss, as well ... patients will be gone forever. , The method will lead ... of this program says that at the end of the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want young children to embrace ... that,s healthy is good for them. Doing so will ... new study suggests. "Parents and caregivers who are ... better off simply serving the food without saying anything ... food actually is," said study authors Michal Maimaran, of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... When most children take on a task, various brain ... neuro-boosting activity in kids with autism, according to a ... symptoms of autism displayed even less of this "brain ... flexibility often causes difficulty when children with autism are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Leaky Gut Cure Review Reveals Karen Brimeyer’s Natural Way to Heal Leaky Gut 2Health News:Class Action Lawsuit in Canada Alleges Manufacturer of Delatestryl Testosterone Injection Failed to Warn of Cardiovascular Risks, Parker Waichman LLP Reports 2Health News:Class Action Lawsuit in Canada Alleges Manufacturer of Delatestryl Testosterone Injection Failed to Warn of Cardiovascular Risks, Parker Waichman LLP Reports 3Health News:Tinnitus Miracle Review Exposes the Only Holistic System for Tinnitus Cure 2Health News:Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods 2Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 2Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 3
... from McGill University and the University of British Columbia ... expressions. McGill Psychology Prof. Jeffrey Mogil, UBC ... discovered that when subjected to moderate pain stimuli, mice ... humans do. Their study, published online May 9 in ...
... support program might be an appropriate Mother,s Day gift ... is a smoker, you might consider giving her a Mother,s ... live a longer, healthier life, suggests the American Lung Association. ... available 24 hours a day and offers users tools and ...
... ... concentrates and additive masterbatches for the plastics industry, announced plans today to open a ... PCC,s growing customer demand from the food packaging, medical device and supply, and pharmaceutical ... (PRWEB) ...
... KEL Attorneys is looking for ... , ... -- Kaufman, Englett & Lynd LLC is actively searching for individuals and businesses affected by ... a law suit on their behalf., , ,KEL Attorneys is looking for those businesses and individuals ...
... of heart disease doubled for nurses with high work pressures, ... high-pressure job can boost the risk of heart disease among ... studies have mainly looked at high-pressure jobs and men, but ... part in the Danish Nurse Cohort Study. The women were ...
... ... to its Board of Directors on April 26, 2010, Nalini N. Jairath, PhD, RN, ... four new members bring an impressive amount of experience and expertise to help support the ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:McGill-UBC project creates mouse grimace scale to help identify pain in humans and animals 2Health News:Plastics Color Corporation Expands Into California 2Health News:Plastics Color Corporation Expands Into California 3Health News:KEL Attorneys is Assisting Victims of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill by Filling Legal Claims on Their Behalf 2Health News:Providence Hospital Appoints Four New Members to its Board of Directors 2Health News:Providence Hospital Appoints Four New Members to its Board of Directors 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... Mass. , July 29, 2014  Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) ... including a new corporate logo. This is part of a ... Founded in Boston, MA , ... family of companies since 1992.  Other companies in the group ... Biokit and Systelab ( Barcelona, Spain ).  Like ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. , July 29, 2014  Sysmex ... equipment and information systems technology, will feature an exhibit ... (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in ... 31, 2014. "We are extremely excited ... tremendous opportunity to interact with our customers and continue ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... LAKE CITY , July 29, 2014  The ... The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake ... speakers representing some of most respected healthcare organizations in ... Health Catalyst , is an industry conference devoted to ... healthcare analytics,  an essential element of both accountable care ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 2New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 3Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 2Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 3Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 4Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 5
... Top-Line Data Expected in the Third Quarter --, ... VIAP ), a biotechnology company focused on the development ... that,it has completed the last patient visit in its ... be analyzed to determine,VIA-2291,s effect on inflammation, and the ...
... Modigene,s CTP Technology for Extending ... of Action of Therapeutic Proteins -, NES-ZIONA, Israel, ... noted the successful completion of a Phase,III clinical trial ... uses the naturally occurring CTP,peptide to extend the duration ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 2VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 3VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 4VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 5Modigene Platform Validated in Independent Phase III Trial of CTP Technology 2Modigene Platform Validated in Independent Phase III Trial of CTP Technology 3
The Oscor PACE 101 H is an external single chamber cardiac demand pacemaker. The PACE 101 H feature an option for a atrial overdrive stimulation....
... quadripolar pacing wire design offers ... sensing in the atrium and ... wires in one lead design. ... and ventricle are color-coded for ...
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
Medicine Products: