Latest Infant mortality Stories
Canada's ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized.
A large regional hospital in Ghana saw a reduction in maternal and infant deaths after continuous quality improvement (QI) initiatives were put into place through a collaborative partnership.
The nation's preterm birth rate slipped under 12 percent for the first time in nearly a decade, the fourth consecutive year it declined, potentially sparing tens of thousands of babies the serious health consequences of an early birth.
Women whose first pregnancy ended in infant death are significantly more likely to have a subsequent stillbirth finds new research published today (21 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization released a study this week showing the mortality rate of children under the age of five years old has fallen to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990.
In a long-running randomized study of over 3,000 preterm infants, those whose care included the Heart Rate Observation System, or HeRO® monitor, experienced greater than 20 percent reduced mortality, effectively saving one infant's life for every 48 who were monitored.