Giving Birth In Medical Facilities With Trained Health Care Workers Could Reduce Neonatal Mortality In Africa, Study Says

VOA News: Study Examines Factors Associated With High African Newborn Mortality Rate
“…A U.N. study of neonatal mortality around the world found that Africa has the highest rate, at 28 deaths for every 1,000 live births. In a study pertaining to 14 sub-Saharan African countries, [Michigan State University medical geographer Sue] Grady and her student investigators found that neonatal mortality was significantly associated with, among other factors, home births, where babies are delivered without the supervision of a trained professional. … Grady said newborn deaths in East and West Africa could be dramatically reduced if babies were delivered in medical facilities with trained personnel standing by…” (Berman, 6/7).

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