Latest Perinatal mortality Stories
Scoring methods commonly used to evaluate Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU) are inconsistent.
A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that a simple checklist-based childbirth safety program dramatically improved adherence to essential childbirth care practices at a pilot hospital in south India.
Induction of labor beyond 37 weeks of pregnancy can reduce perinatal mortality (death before, during or shortly after birth) without increasing caesarean section rates.
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Abdullah Baqui from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and colleagues systematically review studies describing newborn care-seeking behaviors by caregivers in low- and middle-income countries.
Providing clean delivery kits and improving birthing practices could halve the number of neonatal deaths following home births in South Asia.
Clean delivery kits combined with clean delivery practices could lead to substantial reductions in neonatal mortality in infants born at home.
Canada's ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized.