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Newborn Mortality

Not Just Baby Steps: Global Action Gives All Newborns A Fighting Chance To Survive And Thrive

Katie Taylor | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Katie Taylor

This week, USAID is joining a global movement to give newborns a fighting chance to survive and thrive during the most perilous period of life -- during delivery and the post-natal period when prematurity, asphyxia and infection pose grave threats to their survival.

The Next Frontier in Rwanda

Mark Shriver | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

"What good is that if our babies and mothers are dying? They must be the priority."

24 Mom Bloggers Share Their Breastfeeding Experience, Save the Children's New Report

Impatient Optimists | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Impatient Optimists

Save the Children released a brand-new breastfeeding report, Superfood for Babies: How Overcoming Barriers Will Save Children's Lives that says 830,00...

Save the Children Calls for Increased Breastfeeding in First Hour After Birth

Jennifer James | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Jennifer James

Some 830,000 babies' lives can be saved worldwide if they are breastfed within the critical first hour after birth. Babies who are breastfed within the very first hour after birth are three times more likely to survive than if they are breastfed a day after birth.

Groundbreaking Research Proves We Can Save Newborn Lives at Scale

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

We already have many of the key tools to save the lives of mothers and their newborns. New research proves that countries can integrate these tools into their existing health systems and save lives at a large scale without using new technology.