Latest Child survival Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-06-27 14:39:11

According to researchers from the JHSPH, six million children could be saved if $5.1 billion in new resources for preventive and therapeutic interventions were provided each year in the 42 countries around the world where approximately 90 percent of all child deaths occur.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.