The Women’s and Children’s Health Knowledge Hub is a partnership between the University of Melbourne's Centre for International Child Health, Menzies School of Health Research and Burnet Institute’s Centre for International Health.
The hub draws on regional expertise to enhance the quality and effectiveness of WCH interventions in the Asia and Pacific Regions. Our work focuses on supporting equitable progress towards the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 - improved maternal and child health and universal access to reproductive health.
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The text, the context: understanding implementation of clinical guidelines in Laos PDR
Dr Amy Gray, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne
Royal Children's Hospital Grand Rounds, Melbourne, Australia
Image source: International Rice Research Institute
15 August 2012
Simple solutions for sick newborns in Viet Nam
WHO reports that for every 1000 babies born in Viet Nam, 12 will die in the first month of life. But it is difficult to know the accuracy of these estimates as there are differences between official reports and research data. Our research in Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children, Viet Nam, focused on sick newborns and
babies who were born too soon. We found that approximately 40% of deaths were caused by infections and lack of oxygen. Many of these deaths could be prevented by simple, low-cost interventions, such as resuscitation, keeping newborns warm, promoting early and exclusive breastfeeding and sterilisation of equipment. Read more.
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