More Newborns Can Live - It Takes Policies and Passion
Losing a just-born baby is a painful reality worldwide. Statistics are not well kept in may countries, but in widely used lists, 40 of the worst 46 countries for infant mortality are African. Having a child after this kind of loss often means sorrow and joy coexisting. Mum's Village in Kenya has some ideas for coping with the feelings that a rainbow baby can evoke, while Nigeria Health Watch recounts how a low-cost intervention can save babies, when community leaders understand it and become advocates. And a Premium Times special report examines why a preventable disease keeps claiming newborn lives.
Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic gel that has been proven to reduce the incidence of neonatal mortality by about 23% when used in and around the umbilical cord of a newborn, writes ... Read more »
When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do - she rushed over to perform her ... Read more »