Navigation Links
Prioritizing low-cost, simple health measures would save 2.5 million child lives a year
Date:11/15/2009

ewborn care," said World Vision's Jenkins. "As many as six million children could be saved yearly by combining these approaches with more strategic allocation of resources to meet needs at the community level, and by fulfilled global donor commitments."

In the U.S., government leaders have the opportunity to build on the country's global health funding leadership by appropriating the resources promised in last year's Global AIDS, TB and Malaria bill, and moving on to pass the newly introduced Global Child Survival Act of 2009, which calls for a clear, coordinated strategy to save the lives of newborns, infants and children in developing countries.

Recent history shows substantial progress is achievable: child deaths have been cut by more than half since 1960, when 20 million children died from preventable causes. Child mortality has decreased in all regions of the world because of increased access to interventions such as oral rehydration therapy and immunizations and further progress can be made by expanding those approaches, emphasizing hand washing with soap and providing needed vitamins, among other basic steps

Report author Regina Keith, World Vision's senior health campaign adviser, said much health funding both from donor nations and developing countries' budgets -- is spent in ways that fail to have the greatest impact.

"Prevention is better, and cheaper, than treating children once they get ill," said Keith. "Yet an estimated 270 million children live in what amounts to a health care desert, lacking access to even the most basic provision, while millions more face patchy, low-quality systems they can't afford. If countries want to ensure the survival of their next generation, they must focus on providing low-cost, simple interventions to keep these young children healthy."


'/>"/>

Contact: Geraldine Ryerson-Cruz
gryerson@worldvision.org
202-615-2608
World Vision
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Found in translation: Prioritizing research questions in breast cancer
2. System constraints forcing Canadian physicians to become medical brokers in prioritizing
3. APHA Applauds Sen. Baucus for Prioritizing Health Reform
4. Prioritizing health-care reform components
5. StreetWise HSA(SM) Launched Nationally: First Low-Cost, Customizable Platform for Employee HSA Education
6. GP targets on heart disease should be simpler and based more on treatment and prevention
7. If you think cancer genes are simple, you dont know JAK
8. Safer, Simpler, Better & Cost Effective Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia
9. Simple, personalized interventions improve colorectal cancer screening rates
10. AUDIO from Medialink and Bayer: Simple, Focused Ways to Boost Womens Health
11. Simplex Diabetic Supply, Inc. Secures $50 Million in Growth Equity from New Enterprise Associates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... HEALTHCAREfirst , the ... care, announced today that it is hosting a free webinar detailing the 2016 proposed ... MGA, HEALTHCAREfirst Consultant and former Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Orem, UT (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... When trying to gain weight, many people place a lot ... the amount of calories that need to be consumed. However, another key component to successful ... to gain weight. To assist with this, CB-1 Weight Gainer gives three tips on ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... World Breast-Feeding Week (Aug. ... their children have the nutrition required to grow into healthy adults. Medicationdiscountcard.com ... for many prescription pre-natal vitamins. , Folic Acid , Arguably one of the ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Drs. Hamstead are very excited to ... massage therapy to the offerings in the clinic; massage therapy works very well alongside ... therapist Crystal Gaines has joined AlignLife of Simpsonville to work alongside the doctors. Many ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 2015 , ... If you’re a fan of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches you ... Orange County Register , more than 465,000 pounds of mislabeled meat has been ... not mention any reported illnesses that have been connected to problems reportedly spotted by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Home Health Industry Regulatory Review Webinar 2Health News:CB-1 Weight Gainer Gives Three Tips on When to Eat to Gain Weight 2Health News:CB-1 Weight Gainer Gives Three Tips on When to Eat to Gain Weight 3Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Encourages Pre-Natal Wellness in Time for World Breast-Feeding Week 2Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Encourages Pre-Natal Wellness in Time for World Breast-Feeding Week 3Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Encourages Pre-Natal Wellness in Time for World Breast-Feeding Week 4Health News:AlignLife of Simpsonville Hires Massage Therapist 2Health News:Three Important Product Liability Realities Offered In Light of News of Recent Product Recalls 2Health News:Three Important Product Liability Realities Offered In Light of News of Recent Product Recalls 3
... , NCCN updates the NCCN Guidelines for ... several new therapeutic recommendations for specific patients with Non-Small Cell ... Pa., Dec. 9 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network ... Lung Cancer (NSCLC) to incorporate a new section about maintenance ...
... Gender differences persist in the quality of cardiac ... researchers at St. Michael,s Hospital and the Institute for ... attacks were less likely to receive care from a ... cholesterol-lowering drugs. Readmission to hospital after having a ...
... , ... Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) is working to lessen ... System at all three of its acute care hospitals. St. Elizabeth, ... Systems reusable containers by Stericycle (NASDAQ: SRCL). By choosing reusable containers ...
... ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank is ... (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ... contract to expand the supply of cord blood units for ... a NCBI bank is a prestigious designation which further validates ...
... , SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 The Fun ... exercise bike while having fun playing Nintendo® Wii(TM) games such as Mario ... one-third of American children overweight, the Fun Xercise Bike (FXB) is now ... According to the Trust for America,s Health 2007 Annual Report, children are ...
... ... reform proposals in Congress and insights into likely employer compliance issues. , ... Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 9, 2009 -- ... employee benefits administration , tax filing and payroll outsourcing solutions, announced ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Updated to Incorporate Maintenance Therapy 2Health News:NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Updated to Incorporate Maintenance Therapy 3Health News:Study finds gender gap persists in cardiac care 2Health News:Study finds gender gap persists in cardiac care 3Health News:Northeast Ohio Hospital System Announces New “Green” Initiative 2Health News:Northeast Ohio Hospital System Announces New “Green” Initiative 3Health News:Northeast Ohio Hospital System Announces New “Green” Initiative 4Health News:CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank Receives Grant From HRSA to Increase the National Cord Blood Inventory 2Health News:New Fun Xercise Bike Enables You to Work Out and Play 2Health News:Ceridian Web Forum to Prepare Employers for Health Care Reform 2Health News:Ceridian Web Forum to Prepare Employers for Health Care Reform 3
(Date:7/29/2015)... Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD ), the ... ® Insulin Management System, today announced preliminary revenue ... The Company also announced that it will postpone the ... conference call from Thursday, July 30, as originally scheduled. ... , Preliminary second quarter revenue ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... to data released today by the Centers for Medicare ... D premium is expected to remain stable at $32.50, ... Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. "The ... spot in American health care. By offering an abundance ... edge, cost-saving tools like pharmacy networks and home delivery ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 Unilife Corporation ... developer, manufacturer and supplier of injectable drug delivery ... platform of instant patch pumps for insulin. ... wearable insulin pump that does not require filling ... prefilled and pre-assembled like an insulin pen, only ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 2Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 3Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 4Insulet Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Results 5Unilife Introduces World's First Instant Patch Pump for Insulin 2Unilife Introduces World's First Instant Patch Pump for Insulin 3Unilife Introduces World's First Instant Patch Pump for Insulin 4
Cleveland Bone Cutter #5, 17cm, 6-3/4"...
To elevate, dissect, scrape and apply traction to bone and soft tissue....
Diamond Point Bone Probe with Ortho-Grip® silicone rubber palm style handles and,stainless steel impactor caps....
The AV Plus DX pacing lead is designed for use with the St. Jude Medical Affinity VDR pulse generator. This single-lead pacing system provides reliable pacing therapy with the added benefits of AV sy...
Medicine Products: