Published in Genetics and Environmental Health Week, April 20th, 2005
Neonatal deaths account for over one-third of the global burden of child mortality. Infections are the major cause of neonatal deaths in developing countries. Data suggest that unhygienic practices in labor and delivery, and in after-birth care, put babies in the developing world at great risk of infections and death soon after birth.
Anita Zaidi (Aga Khan University, Pakistan) and colleagues writing in the April 2, 2005, issue of the Lancet reviewed data from developing countries on rates...
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