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Title Improving birth outcomes : meeting the challenges in the developing world / Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes, Board on Global Health ; Judith R. Bale, Barbara J. Stoll, and Adetokunbo O. Lucas, editors.

Imprint Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 354 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Reducing maternal mortality and modbidity -- Reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity -- Reducing fetal mortality -- Improving birth outcomes within health care systems -- The problem of low birth weight -- Reducing mortality and morbidity from birth defects -- Preventing perinatal transmission of HIV -- Summing up: the way forward.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary Birth outcomes have improved dramatically worldwide in the past 40 years. Yet there is still a large gap between the outcomes in developing and developed countries. This book addresses the steps needed to reduce that gap. It reviews the available statistics of low birth weight, prematurity, and birth defects reviews current knowledge and practices of a healthy pregnancy, identifies cost-effective opportunities for improving birth outcomes and supporting families with an infant handicapped by birth problems, and recommends priority research, capacity building, and institutional and global efforts to reduce adverse birth outcomes in developing countries. The committee has based its study oh data and information from several developing countries, and provides recommendations that can assist the March of Dimes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and NIH in tailoring their international program and forging new partnerships to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with adverse birth outcomes.
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Subject Newborn infants -- Mortality -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Newborn infants -- Diseases -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Fetal death -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Fetus -- Diseases -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Mothers -- Mortality -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Infant health services -- Developing countries.
Maternal health services -- Developing countries.
Pregnancy -- Complications -- Developing countries -- Prevention.
Pregnancy Complications -- prevention & control.
Pregnancy Outcome.
Developing Countries.
Infant Mortality.
Maternal Mortality.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bale, Judith R.
Stoll, Barbara J.
Lucas, Adetokunbo O.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes.
Other Form: Print version: Improving birth outcomes. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2003 0309086140 (DLC) 2003014374 (OCoLC)52515844
ISBN 0309525993 (electronic bk.)
9780309525992 (electronic bk.)
0309086140 (pbk.)
9780309086141 (pbk.)