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With an unprecedented commitment that bridges the urgent need to address diarrheal disease with unique opportunities to overcome it once and for all, leaders in global health issued today's Declaration on Scaling-up Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia. PATH joins the US Agency for International Development, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Micronutrient Initiative, and others in raising a collective voice, calling for investments to scale-up the use of proven tools, particularly oral...
But too many women and children still dying
Newborns account for 40% of child deaths, but only 6% of world’s foreign assistance for maternal and child health mentions them.
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under 5, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today.
Investments through the last decade in the healthcare of women and children, especially in Africa, have paid off with healthy declines in maternal death rates and deaths of children under five. Improvements, however, in the survival of babies in their first four weeks of life have been slower.
Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness.
Deaths from diarrheaâ€”a major killer of young children in poor countriesâ€”could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.
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