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2012-06-14 13:56:35

PATH and partners issue diarrhea/pneumonia declaration to call for action against leading causes of child mortality 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,...

'Good news' Less Maternal And Child Deaths
2012-06-13 21:52:22

But too many women and children still dying Since 1990, annual maternal deaths have declined by almost one half and the deaths of young children have declined from 12 million to 7.6 million in 2010. Some of the world's poorest countries have achieved spectacular progress in reducing child deaths. Rates of child mortality in many African countries have been dropping twice as fast in recent years as during the 1990s. In Botswana, Egypt, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda and the United...

2012-06-12 14:28:39

Newborns account for 40% of child deaths, but only 6% of world´s foreign assistance for maternal and child health mentions them, according to Save the Children´s pioneering new report on newborn survival Save the Children has released a pioneering report on newborn survival over the last decade that shows the world has greatly overlooked a key area for reducing child deaths–newborn care. The world has achieved remarkable progress on reducing child deaths–from 12.4...

2012-05-11 14:29:56

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. They examined the distribution of child deaths globally by cause in 2010 and found that 64 percent were attributable to infectious causes and 40 percent occurred in neonates. The authors' findings, published in the May issue of the Lancet, suggest a decline in the total number of deaths between 2000 and 2010, however, they caution...

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Results to be published right before World Pneumonia Day 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. The results come the day before World Pneumonia Day, which aims to focus the world's attention on the leading cause of child death. Roughly 1.4 million children under...

Newborn Survival Rates Flagging Globally
2011-08-31 07:15:47

  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, Reuters is reporting. “Newborn survival is being left behind despite well-documented, cost-effective solutions to prevent these deaths,” said Flavia Bustreo, a World Health...

2011-08-26 11:04:49

Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The researchers argue that the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation is now so well-established that further trials would be unethical, and they urge policymakers to provide supplements for all children at risk of deficiency. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that must be obtained through diet. Vitamin A deficiency in...

2011-03-22 23:25:18

Deaths from diarrhea"”a major killer of young children in poor countries"”could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented. In a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine, Christa Fischer Walker from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, and colleagues found that a complete package of interventions, including access to clean water...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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