Tag: Infant Mortality

Addressing Micronutrient Deficiency

For infants and children across the globe, a lack of proper vitamins and minerals can have severe consequences. Micronutrient deficiency is a form of malnutrition, caused by an insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals, also known as micronutrients. Despite the fact that relatively small doses of micronutrients are required, their absence may have deadly consequences. …

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What About Mental Health?

When we think about reducing infant and maternal mortality, it’s easy to overlook a key factor: mental health. Improving mental health treatment isn’t part of the Millennium Development Goals. However, some argue it should be, for the simple reason that mental health is linked with the outcomes and achievement of the MDGs. For maternal health, …

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Back to Basics: Kangaroo Care

With new technological advancements and interventions introduced each year, it’s easy to forget that sometimes the simplest methods might be the most effective ones. The growing popularity of “kangaroo care” drives this point home, as some doctors and midwives are advocating a return to the basics when it comes to infant care. Introduced by Dr. …

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