My current research projects include using routine hospital data across health facilities in The Gambia to have a greater understanding of the number of stillbirths and newborn deaths
, identifying infection transmission pathways for infection relating to newborns.
According to the new figures, newborn deaths
, that is deaths in the first four weeks of life (neonatal period), today account for 41 per cent of all child deaths before the age of five.
KATHMANDU -- UNICEF in South Asia is releasing a new South Asia Health Atlas to highlight the importance of two major health problems: tackling newborn deaths
and ensuring children are fully immunised in the region.
The latest research in the British Medical Journal says twins should be delivered at 37 weeks to reduce the risk of stillbirth and newborn death
"The study authors compared a number of outcomes--fetal and newborn death
, seizures, and cesarean delivery--and found no significant differences," says Uma Reddy, medical officer at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which operates the research network that conducted the study.
According to him, that is why the state government inaugurated a committee called Bauchi State Every Newborn Action Committee (BASENAC) to track implementation of policies that prevent newborn death
It has a high newborn death
rate through HIV and other infections such as malaria, tuberculosis and chest infections.
One in five people with invasive listeriosis died from the disease, which can also cause miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death
Smoking during pregnancy increases the chances of premature delivery, stillbirth and newborn death
, and may even dry up breast milk.
Decreasing newborn death
rates in Indonesia are encouraging, but it is not clear that these decreases are associated with greater uptake of professional delivery care at home or in health facilities.
When listeriosis occurs during pregnancy, it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death
. Listeriosis during pregnancy results in a fetal loss in about 20 percent and newborn death
in about 3 percent of cases," the (https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/faq.html) U.S.
He added that when babies are born not breathing, it is one of the major causes of newborn death
in regions with limited resources as the majority of deliveries in resourcestrained areas are done by the midwife who is not really taught how to deal with a baby once they were born.