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2009-06-03 20:05:24

Improving nutrition, indoor air pollution, immunization and child pneumonia case management will reduce pneumonia deaths in children, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that combining the strategies could reduce total child mortality worldwide by 17 percent and could reduce pneumonia deaths by more than 90 percent. The most cost-effective interventions were programs to promote better community-based treatment of...

2009-06-01 12:04:13

Implementing measures to improve nutrition, indoor air pollution, immunization coverage and the management of pneumonia cases could be cost-effective and significantly reduce child mortality from pneumonia, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers found that these strategies combined could reduce total child mortality by 17 percent and could reduce pneumonia deaths by more than 90 percent. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death of infants in...

2009-05-12 07:57:00

Call to Action demonstrates commitment to combating a leading killer of children worldwide WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PATH and WaterAid America released two new reports today that show that the international aid community and developing-country governments are not responding to clear evidence on child mortality by targeting resources where the disease burden is greatest. Diarrheal disease, a leading killer of children under age five worldwide, is responsible for the...

2008-09-15 21:00:06

By Edith M. Lederer UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Children's Fund said Friday the number of children who die before the age of five has declined by 27 percent over the last two decades, and the rate is expected to continue falling. According to new UNICEF figures, there were 68 deaths per 1,000 live births around the world in 2007 compared with 93 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990. That means there were 9.2 million child deaths in 2007, a decline from 12.7 million in 1990. "Since 1960,...

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2008-05-06 14:43:51

A recent report showed that more than 200 million children under age 5 lack proper health care, resulting in almost 10 million deaths each year.The ninth annual State of the World's Mothers, conducted by US-based independent humanitarian organization Save the Children, shows the first-ever "Basic Health Care Report Card" of 55 developing countries.Together these countries account for nearly 60 percent of the world's under-5 population and 83 percent of all child deaths worldwide, the report...

2006-05-09 00:24:48

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Two million babies each year die on the day they are born in developing countries due to a lack of simple measures such as providing tetanus immunization and skilled midwives, the Save the Children charity said on Tuesday. In a report on "The State of the World's Mothers 2006," the international charity said that of more than 10 million children under the age of five who die each year in the developing world, around one in five die within the first...

2005-12-13 13:16:29

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Seven countries in Asia, Africa and South America are on target to reduce child deaths by two-thirds in the next decade but $7 billion will be needed to meet the goal in other nations, health experts said on Tuesday. A new report that tracks child survival in 60 priority countries showed that Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal and the Philippines are making good progress in saving children who die each year from preventable...

2005-12-12 11:20:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Families in Africa are struggling to pay medical bills for their sick children and do without basics such as food to make ends meet, a leading charity said on Monday. Save the Children UK, which conducted research in seven African nations, found that poor families were forced to sell livestock, mortgage crops and take children out of school to cover healthcare costs. "Parents across sub-Saharan Africa are being forced to decide whether the rest of the...

2005-12-01 16:24:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Low-tech, low-cost efforts to save newborns by providing clean equipment, trained attendants and other methods got an $84 million boost from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday. The grants will expand distribution of antibiotics, immunizations and clean childbirth kits in 18 developing countries, and will fund study of other cheap and easy ways to save infants. Four million babies die in the first month of life every year, virtually all of them...

2005-06-27 14:39:11

Six million children could be saved if $5.1 billion in new resources for preventive and therapeutic interventions were provided each year, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions. Approximately 90 percent of all child deaths occur in 42 countries around the world. In those countries, the average cost per child saved would be $887 or $1.23 per capita. With the recent publication of the potential impact of proven interventions...


Word of the Day
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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