News tagged with health officials

Malawi trial saves newborn lives

A five-year programme that mobilised communities to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns reduced newborn mortality by 30 percent and saved at least 1,000 newborn lives in rural Malawi.

Jun 24, 2013
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Ukraine kids at risk from low vaccination rates

When the time came to vaccinate her 4-year-old daughter, Yelena Hlushko hesitated, spooked by widespread fears in Ukraine about vaccines and by a boil her older child developed after an immunization shot. ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Africa hopes to speed up medicine approval systems

Bringing a new medicine to market in Africa requires 54 separate applications to each country on the continent, a time-intensive process that could be costing lives. African leaders are now trying to move toward a regional ...

Jun 08, 2013
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