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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


Description 1 online resource (xv, 354 pages) : illustrations
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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 Newborn infants -- Mortality -- Developing countries -- Prevention
Newborn infants -- Diseases -- Developing countries -- Prevention
Fetal death -- Developing countries -- Prevention
Fetus -- Diseases -- Developing countries -- Prevention
Mothers -- Mortality -- Developing countries -- Prevention
Infant health services -- Developing countries
Maternal health services -- Developing countries
Pregnancy -- Complications -- Developing countries -- Prevention
Mothers -- Mortality.
Pregnancy Complications -- prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Infant Mortality
Maternal Mortality
Developing Countries
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
Mothers -- Mortality
Fetus -- Diseases -- Prevention
Infant health services
Maternal health services
Mothers -- Mortality -- Prevention
Newborn infants -- Diseases -- Prevention
Pregnancy -- Complications -- Prevention
Mortalidade fetal.
Serviços de saúde infantil.
Complicações na gravidez.
Developing countries
Form Electronic book
Author Bale, Judith R.
Stoll, Barbara J.
Lucas, Adetokunbo O.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes.
ISBN 0309525993