birth spacing

birth spacing

The practice of maintaining an interval between births of two or more years. The shorter the interval, the more vulnerable the infant is to disease, malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. The lack of BS is held responsible in part for the increased mortality in children in developing countries.
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The US Delegation evinced keen interest in areas of infection control including disease surveillance and strengthening mother and child health alongwith their integration with birth spacing and immunization services.
Mangi, further shared that the importance of birth spacing should be spread in the society as the health of the newborn child and mother is impacted by it.
In September 2008, 13 additional districts from underserved areas of Pakistan and aspects of child health and birth spacing were added to the technical scope.
KARACHI -- Sindh has taken a lead in family planning through paying equal attention towards maternal health and efficient implemtation of birth spacing.
The first phase of the March of Dimes plan will focus on selected interventions, such as optimal birth spacing, in the six states or U.
During its two day CSR activity DKT went beyond providing not only information about family planning, modern contraceptives and birth spacing methods, but provided hepatitis vaccinations to the 600 attendees with the help of their own doctors along with Sindhs Hepatitis Control Programs team.
In spite of these gains, mortality rates for Afghan women and children remain much higher than the rest of the world, in part due to the limited use of birth spacing and family planning services.
This year, as we prepare for the post-2015 international development agenda, the future we want is one where midwives play their full role in ensuring safe deliveries, promoting healthy birth spacing, and protecting the health and rights of women and girls.
The two primary outcomes--current use of the injectable and demand for birth spacing or limiting--are dichotomous variables created from the woman's individual recode file from the 2010 survey.
Washington, June 5 ( ANI ): Researchers have demonstrated that women who have shorter birth spacing between the last delivery and their next conception have shorter pregnancy lengths, which puts mother and child at a greater risk for preterm birth.
Close birth spacing and larger families are linked to decreased investment in parenting, which can impede the children's development and educational achievement.
On Oman's birth spacing programme that started in 1994, he said: "We have asked the Sultanate to conduct a national assessment of the birth spacing programme.