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Low Birth Weight and Child Mortality

A new research paper developed by experts from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in The Lancet Global Health makes the following observations: More than 20 million babies were born with low birth weight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015. This was around one in seven ..

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Nitesh Jangir wins 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London

The Bangalore-based electronics engineer, Nitesh Kumar Jangir has won the 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London, United Kingdom (UK). He received his award in the ‘People’ category alongside 14 other innovators from across the 53 member-countries of the Commonwealth. Jangir created Saans as a breathing support device to tackle avoidable deaths ..

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Highest Newborn Deaths in India: WHO

Recently, World Health Organization, Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has released the most comprehensive newborn death estimates so far — covering all 193 countries and spanning 20 years. Here is some finding relevant to India: India has recorded a 33% drop in newborn deaths between 1990 and 2009. ..

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