Newborn Health

Community health schemes 'can reduce infant mortality'

While many countries in the developing world are blighted by a lack of funding for health initiatives, progress can still be made at community level, it has been suggested.

UNICEF says global child mortality rates falling

The rate of deaths of children under five years of age continued to decline in 2008, according to UNICEF.

Family orientated neonatal units 'would be an improvement'

Neonatal units looking after premature babies should be more family orientated, according to research released by the POPPY project.

Breastfeeding 'saves lives in emergencies'

Breastfeeding plays an important role in saving lives during emergencies, according to Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Caesarean 'should not be automatic choice for breech births'

Physicians in Canada have been advised not to automatically opt for a caesarean if a baby is breech.

Child mortality rates 'have improved since 1990'

A 27 per cent fall has been witnessed in the number of child deaths worldwide since 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.

Capacity building for maternal and newborn health

FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) is pleased to announce that it has received a US$10.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives and health of women and newborns in the world’s most underserved regions...