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Child Mortality Rate Drops to 5.9% say H E Dr. Sa’eedi (Muscat Daily)

Post Date: 07/17/2018

The mortality rate in Oman among children under five years in the sultanate has dropped to 5.9 per cent compared… [Read More]

Tackling Stunting: Rwanda’s Unfinished Business (Relief Web)

Post Date: 06/25/2018

With a 38% stunting rate, Rwanda needs to accelerate progress on under nutrition, according to the latest economic update. The… [Read More]

Prisoners to parental incarceration: how do incarceration rates affect infant mortality? (Medical Bag)

Post Date: 06/10/2018

The effect of mass incarceration is especially harsh on families with young children, as recent parental incarceration (usually fathers) raises… [Read More]

Male Involvement Key to Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality (Modern Ghana)

Post Date: 06/02/2018

Dads’ Support Clubs, which teach men to assist their wives at home, help during pregnancy, and to have a greater… [Read More]

Infant Mortality: The Unforgivable Grief (Daily Pakistan)

Post Date: 06/02/2018

Qazi argues that the high level of infant mortality in the country is due in large part to poor sanitation,… [Read More]

Mortality in Older Children and Adolescents: The Forgotten Ones (The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health)

Post Date: 04/08/2018

What happens in childhood has profound implications for adult life and for national development. Conventionally, particularly in the Millennium Development… [Read More]

One in Six Children ‘Affected by Conflict’ – Save the Children (BBC News)

Post Date: 02/20/2018

A new report by Save the Children claims that one in every six children are now living in a global… [Read More]

Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It… And Why Is It Back? (NPR)

Post Date: 12/16/2017

While diphtheria is widely forgotten due to the effectiveness of vaccinations, it is spreading quickly in places like Bangladesh and… [Read More]

Anti-Diphtheria Vaccination Drive Launched to Save Rohingya Children (Dhaka Tribune)

Post Date: 12/16/2017

A joint vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases has been launched in Cox’s Bazar for young Rohingya children… [Read More]

Preventing Tuberculosis-Related Death in Children with HIV (The Lancet)

Post Date: 11/20/2017

Tootla, Hafsah Deepa, and Mark Patrick Nicol, “Preventing Tuberculosis-Related Death in Children with HIV,” The Lancet HIV (November 2017), doi:10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30208-4… [Read More]