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Title Improving birth outcomes : meeting the challenges in the developing world / Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes, Board on Global Health ; Judith R. Bale, Barbara J. Stoll, and Adetokunbo O. Lucas, editors
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Reducing maternal mortality and modbidity -- Reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity -- Reducing fetal mortality -- Improving birth outcomes within health care systems -- The problem of low birth weight -- Reducing mortality and morbidity from birth defects -- Preventing perinatal transmission of HIV -- Summing up: the way forward
Summary Birth outcomes have improved dramatically worldwide in the past 40 years. Yet there is still a large gap between the outcomes in developing and developed countries. This book addresses the steps needed to reduce that gap. It reviews the available statistics of low birth weight, prematurity, and birth defects reviews current knowledge and practices of a healthy pregnancy, identifies cost-effective opportunities for improving birth outcomes and supporting families with an infant handicapped by birth problems, and recommends priority research, capacity building, and institutional and global efforts to reduce adverse birth outcomes in developing countries. The committee has based its study oh data and information from several developing countries, and provides recommendations that can assist the March of Dimes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and NIH in tailoring their international program and forging new partnerships to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with adverse birth outcomes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fetal death -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Fetus -- Diseases -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Infant health services -- Developing countries.
Maternal health services -- Developing countries.
Mothers -- Mortality -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Newborn infants -- Diseases -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Newborn infants -- Mortality -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Pregnancy -- Complications -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Developing Countries.
Infant Mortality.
Maternal Mortality.
Pregnancy Complications -- prevention & control.
Pregnancy Outcome.
Form Electronic book
Author Bale, Judith R.
Lucas, Adetokunbo O.
Stoll, Barbara J.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes.
ISBN 0309525993 (electronic bk.)
9780309525992 (electronic bk.)