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2014-07-08 08:30:31

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published by JAMA Pediatrics - a leading, peer-reviewed journal of the American Medical Association - found that Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) reduces preventable death among both low-income mothers and their first-born children living in disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods. This is the first randomized, clinical trial of an early intervention program conducted in a high-income country to find evidence of reductions in...

2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

2013-12-11 23:03:56

Despite gains, recent financial shortfalls and delays in the delivery of commodities have slowed progress, demonstrating the fragility of past success, according to findings of the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013, released today, notes continued progress to significantly reduce malaria cases and deaths. But the report also documents that financial shortfalls in 2011...

2013-10-08 10:02:20

Progress in reducing HIV/AIDS deaths has been the key, reports AIDS journal Over the past decade, South Africa has made a dramatic reversal in child survival—mainly because of improvements in HIV/AIDS care, reports a study in AIDS, official journal of the International AIDS Society. AIDS is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. "After years of rising mortality rates, the mortality picture for South Africa's children has shifted drastically,"...

2013-09-13 23:02:31

Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria in response to UNICEF report on child survival progress. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria noting that despite great progress, we must accelerate pace by 4X to achieve MDG 4: “Today UNICEF released its progress report on child mortality, Committing to Child Survival: A...

2013-02-21 23:01:18

According to the World Health Organization, one baby dies every 21 seconds because they are not breastfed. In the U.S., infant mortality rates are more than double for African Americans compared to Whites; breastfeeding decreases the disparity. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 In 2000, 189 heads of state issued the UN Millennium Declaration and established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One of the most important goals is MDG 4:Reduce child mortality. According to the...

2012-12-12 15:35:56

Measures of uncertainty should be taken into account when estimating progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4 (to reduce the mortality rate of children under 5 years by two thirds from the 1990 level by 2015) in order to give more accurate assessments of countries' progress, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Leontine Alkema and Jin Rou New from the National University of Singapore used a statistical method called bootstrapping to calculate uncertainty...


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