Navigation Links
Global Health Efforts Make Progress Against Child Deaths
Date:5/2/2009

CINCINNATI, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent initiatives in global health have made significant advances in knowledge, prevention and reduction of diseases affecting children in low-income countries.

Those advances will be the subject of discussion on Sunday, May 3, at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Baltimore. The discussion will be led by Mark C. Steinhoff, MD, director of the Center for Global Child Health Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Jennifer Read of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Steinhoff will present some of his own research -- on the reduction in pneumonia mortality -- as well as chair the remainder of the session that will focus on key advances in the other three major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality: malaria, neonatal disease and vitamin D deficiency.

The vitamin D work will be presented by another Cincinnati Children's Global Health physician, Adekunle H. Dawodu, MD. His work suggests that a deficiency of vitamin D -- which is essential for normal body calcium and bone health and has been implicated in other physiologic functions and health benefits -- is a serious global health problem in women and children and in populations where sunshine exposure is limited and vitamin D intake is poor. Dr. Dawodu will discuss a new approach to reducing the problems with maternal vitamin D supplementation.

Dr. Dawodu will also chair a session on neonatology at the PAS meeting.

A third doctor from the Cincinnati Children's Global Health division, Steven Black, MD, will moderate a session on immunization delivery.

In addition, Dr. Steinhoff will present two other pieces of research during PAS. Both focus on pneumonia and vaccinations and their association with weight gain in infants in low-income countries. His findings are that children who receive pneumococcal vaccine in Bangladesh tend to grow better than children who do not receive it.

The Center for Global Child Health is dedicated to improving child health outcomes through research, training and clinical applications. Cincinnati Children's has affiliations with eight children's hospitals around the globe, with discussions underway to expand to another six. The physicians are widely published and hold several million dollars in grants to research ways to improve child health.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of America's top three children's hospitals for general pediatrics and is highly ranked for its expertise in digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care and neurosurgery, according to the annual ranking of best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. One of the three largest children's hospitals in the U.S., Cincinnati Children's is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. For its achievements in transforming healthcare, Cincinnati Children's is one of six U.S. hospitals since 2002 to be awarded the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize(R) for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The hospital is a national and international referral center for complex cases, so that children with the most difficult-to-treat diseases and conditions receive the most advanced care leading to better outcomes. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Corbett Selected to Host the Only Midwest Global Awards Judging Competition
2. Tata Consultancy Services to Support Roches Global Capacity Building Initiative
3. Creative Technology Services Enhances its Global Competitiveness with Additional Regulatory Certifications
4. Briefing on a new Web resource to address global drinking water crisis
5. MDS Pharma Services Wins Award for Management of Global Malaria Trial
6. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
7. Resonant Medical Appoints New Vice President of Global Sales
8. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference
9. The era of global aging: GSAs annual meeting to present new research on hot topics in aging
10. MEDEX Global Group & Harvard Medical International Join Forces to Create the Most Comprehensive Health Information Resource for International Travelers
11. Ultrasonix Adds Global Medical Imaging Into Its North American Sales Force
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Source ... botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils, announced the company had a successful visit ... , The annual ECRM event gives companies that work in the nutritional, sports and ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... International Protein, a company based out of Australia that ... the January ECRM trade show in Hilton Head, SC. , International Protein was ... create a line of products that would elevate her fitness regime. At this ECRM ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “The Angel”: a ... has set out for each of his children. “The Angel” is the creation of ... Music in New York City, and impassioned writer. , When asked of her new ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... “Journey to Christmas:” a beautiful and enchanting tale that teaches children the true meaning of ... three in Oklahoma City, and a devoted woman of faith. , “Becoming a parent ... the back of my mind for years, but actually doing it might have been a ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... E-learning system for Clinical and Regulatory education for Physicians, Physician Advisors, Case ... successful education methodology of Disease Specific Documentation Improvement. , The Aerolib Learning ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017  Sensus Healthcare, Inc. ... company specializing in the treatment of non-melanoma skin ... with superficial radiation therapy, today announced that it ... 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 2, 2017 after ... hold a conference call with the investment community ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... England , January 19, 2017 ... and Otsuka in the Milner Therapeutics Consortium   ... scientists in Cambridge   ... (NYSE: PFE ) as a partner to ... the Consortium, which enables the efficient transfer of materials ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 18, 2017 , , Marks E-QURE ... distribution agreement, following similar agreements in Israel ... care is $2 5 billion global ... Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a leader in medical devices for the treatment of advanced ... Equipos Médicos S.A.S. (TeckMedica) in Colombia for the Company,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: