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Infant Mortality Rate

Basic Safety Programs Dramatically Cut Tragedies in Childbirth

Taylor Lincoln | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Taylor Lincoln

It turns out that solutions exist to preventing a significant percentage of the tragedies that cause all of this suffering and handwringing. A new Public Citizen report recounts childbirth safety initiative undertaken by four organizations in the past 15 years that have generated striking results.

Preventing Infant Deaths: What Can We Learn From Cuba?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

On a recent trip to Cuba I determined to find out how that country manages to have an infant mortality rate well below that of the U.S., with dramatically fewer resources than we have.

Charity Ad Features Explicit Birth Footage Highlighting That More Than 1 Million Newborns Die (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact

More than 1 million babies don’t live beyond one day, a devastating fact that a nonprofit is drawing attention to with a graphic PSA. Save the Ch...

Why Are So Many Newborns Dying In The U.S.?

Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/07/2013 03:52 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily The United States does not fare wel...

New Report On Infant Mortality Rate In U.S. Drops Again

Posted 04.18.2013 | Parents

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 04/17/2013 09:08 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily The infant mortality rate in the Unit...

7 Sadly Disturbing Truths On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact

On International Women’s Day, we have a number of groundbreaking accomplishments to celebrate. This year alone, women in the U.S. won the right to s...

Don't Forget about the Successes of the UNRWA (The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees)

Batoul Abuharb | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Batoul Abuharb

UNRWA has experienced tremendous success in improving maternal health and reducing child mortality. They have enabled mothers to take ownership of their health. Their children also have access to regular medical care. But, this doesn't mean that the story ends here.

The White Ribbon Alliance Citizen's Voice Reports From the UNGA in New York

David Mathias Lyamuya | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
David Mathias Lyamuya

The White Ribbon Alliance is bringing real and rapid change across Africa and Asia; holding governments accountable for pledges made and helping to release government funds, and ensure these are spent properly so that thousands of lives are saved.

Ending Infant Mortality

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Cecilia Attias

Earlier this month, Africa gave the world some very good news. The Economist magazine reported that the continent as a whole had experienced some of the steepest drops in child mortality ever seen anywhere.

How A 15-Year-Old Is Changing The Face Of Maternal Mortality In Mexico

Arlene Samen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Arlene Samen

Victoria Castro may only be 15 years-old, but this has not stopped her from already having saved several lives.

Eleanor Goldberg

Ricki Lake Delivers Maternal Health Awareness | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

Ricki Lake may be best known for her for twirling to the top on "Dancing With The Stars," or for counseling her daytime guests for more than a decade....

Perrycare Health Reform: Cowboy Social Darwinism Culls the Herd

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

If Romney had guts and conviction, and the Republican Party wasn't so crazy, he should be proud of the success of his 2006 health reform in Massachusetts.

Child Wellness State By State

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living

The kids are alright -- but some more than others, according to a report released August 17. The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, put out by The Annie E. Ca...

Teen Suicide and Infant Mortality in Indian Country Rising

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

The Indian nations are struggling to solve the problems of teen suicide and infant mortality, but the system of care provided by the United States government leaves much to be desired.