WHO Calls For SE Asian Nations To Address Underlying Causes Of Newborn Mortality
U.N. News Centre: Some 1.8 million newborn deaths a year in South-East Asia are preventable — U.N. health agency
“Nearly 7,400 newborns die every day in South-East Asia, causing untold misery to mothers and families, yet two thirds can be saved with proven cost-effective measures, the United Nations health agency said [Monday], calling on governments to act urgently against a scourge that kills 2.7 million newborns annually. … The [U.N.] agencies pledged to address underlying factors like health, nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation, and highlighted the importance of investing more in early childhood development and adolescent health…” (12/14).
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